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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). See also κορωνός (korōnós, curved, bent).




κορώνη (korṓnēf (genitive κορώνης); first declension

  1. a type of sea-bird, perhaps shearwater
  2. crow
  3. anything curved, especially a door handle
  4. the tip of a bow, on which the string is hooked
  5. the curved stern of a ship, especially its crown (ornamental top)
  6. the tip of a plow-beam, upon which the yoke was attached
  7. apophysis (the part of a bone where the tendon is attached)
  8. end, tip, point



  • Latin: corōna (see there for further descendants)

Further readingEdit

  • κορώνη in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κορώνη in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • κορώνη in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • κορώνη in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • κορώνη in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • crow idem, page 186.
  • 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, →ISBN