βάσανος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone),[1]

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PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

βάσᾰνος (básanosf (genitive βασάνου); second declension

  1. gold touchstone (stone which is rubbed on gold to ascertain its authenticity by leaving a yellow streak)
  2. (figuratively)
    1. test, trial (whether a thing is genuine or real)
    2. inquiry by torture

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DescendantsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Ancient Greek 203; Erman & Grapow (1971) Worterbuch der aegyptischen Sprache, 471

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βάσανος (básanos, gold touchstone).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvasanos/
  • Hyphenation: βά‧σα‧νος

NounEdit

βάσανος (vásanosf (plural βάσανοι)

  1. (formal) probe, investigation (careful and attentive examination)
    Πρέπει να περάσει βάσανο πριν δημοσιευτεί.
    Prépei na perásei vásano prin dimosiefteí.
    It has to go through an examination before it's published.

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