γλαυκός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain origin. Barber reconstructs Proto-Indo-European *gleH₂w-ko-, noting that the root only appears in Greek (Homer, Aeschylus)[1], but Beekes finds an Indo-European origin unlikely.[2]

AdjectiveEdit

γλαυκός (glaukosm, γλαυκή f, γλαυκόν n; first/second declension

  1. blue-green.
  2. light blue.
  3. gleaming, bright.

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barber, Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek
  2. ^ Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, p. 274-5
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