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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From κνίζω (knízō, scratch or gash), which, according to Beekes, shares similarities with Proto-Germanic *hnītaną (to tear), Latvian knidet (to itch), and Middle Irish cned (wound) through an earlier form *kneyd-.[1]

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /knǐː.dɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkni.de/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkni.ði/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkni.ði/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkni.ði/
  • NounEdit

    κνῑ́δη (knī́dēf (genitive κνῑ́δης); first declension

    1. A nettle
    2. A sea anemone in the genus Actinia with a nettle-like sting

    DeclensionEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill

    Further readingEdit