λίθος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Has been compared to λεῖος (leios, smooth), λιτός (litos, simple, plain), Latin laedō (to strike, hurt), and Lithuanian slidùs. Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin, noting that words for "stone" are often taken from a substrate language.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

λίθος (lithos) (genitive λίθου) m, second declension

  1. a stone
  2. stone as a substance

Usage notesEdit

Λίθος is sometimes used as a feminine noun. This often (but not always) is used to refer to some special stone, such as a gem or magnet.

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GreekEdit

NounEdit

λίθος (líthosm (plural λίθοι)

  1. stone (building material)
    θεμέλιος λίθος (foundation stone)
  2. (medicine) stone, calculus
  3. (archaeology) stone
    εποχή του λίθου (stone age)

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 22:30