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EtymologyEdit

  • From Κρυς (Krus), mythological hero, probably an indigenous ethnic Pre-Greek name.
  • One proposal derives it from a hypothetical Luwian word *kursatta (cf. kursawar "island", kursattar "cutting, sliver").

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /krɛ̌ː.tɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkre.te/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkri.ti/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkri.ti/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkri.ti/
  • Proper nounEdit

    Κρήτη (Krḗtēf (genitive Κρήτης); first declension

    1. Crete.

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krḗtē).

    PronunciationEdit

    • IPA(key): /ˈkriti/
    • Hyphenation: Κρή‧τη

    Proper nounEdit

    Κρήτη (Krítif

    1. Crete (biggest island in Greece)

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