Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

From κέρας (kéras, horn) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

Pronunciation edit


Noun edit

κεραίᾱ (keraíāf (genitive κεραίᾱς); first declension

  1. antennae of the crayfish or of insect
  2. anything projecting like a horn, hence:
    1. (nautical) yardarm
    2. projecting beam of a crane
    3. projecting parts of the huckle bone
    4. branching stake of wood, used as a pale in palisades
    5. (in the plural, astronomy) horns of the moon
    6. (in writing) apex of a letter
    7. leg of a pair of compasses
    8. projecting spur of a mountain
    9. (anatomy) supposed teat-like projections inside the womb
  3. bow made of horn

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Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek κεραία (keraía).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

κεραία (keraíaf (plural κεραίες)

  1. (technology) aerial, antenna (for radio, etc)
  2. (entomology, zoology) horn, antenna, feeler (on insects)
  3. (nautical) spar, yard (on sailing ships)

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Synonyms edit

  • (aerial): ιστός m (istós, antenna, aerial mast)