χαλκός

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • καυχός (kaukhos) (Cretan)

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Has been compared to Common Slavic *želězo (iron), Latin ferrum, and Hittite [script?] (ḫapalki-). Perhaps related to κάλχη (kalkhē, purple). Ultimately, Proto-Indo-European origin seems unlikely and the word is probably a borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

χαλκός (khalkos) (genitive χαλκοῦ) m, second declension

  1. copper
  2. (poetic) anything made of metal
  3. other metals, such as bronze, brass
  4. copper, cauldron, urn
  5. copper money

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • χαλκοῦ ἄνθος (khalkou anthos, particle thrown off by copper while cooling)

ReferencesEdit


GreekEdit

NounEdit

χαλκός (chalkósm (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, metallurgy) copper

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

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