χιτών

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • κιθών (kithōn) (Ionic)
  • κιτών (kitōn) (Doric)
  • χιθών (khithōn)

EtymologyEdit

Loanword of uncertain origin. Compare Phoenician 𐤊𐤕𐤍 (ktn) and Akkadian kitinnu [script?]. Likely cognate with Latin tunica.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

χιτών (khitōn) (genitive χιτῶνος) m, third declension

  1. man's tunic
  2. tunic
  3. coat of mail
  4. clothes
  5. coat, covering
  6. part of a shoe which covers the foot

InflectionEdit

AntonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • хито́н m (xitón)

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 27 August 2013, at 23:21