κοχλίας

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From κόχλος (kókhlos, shellfish with a spiral shell) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱς (-íās, nominal suffix).

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NounEdit

κοχλῐ́ᾱς (kokhlíāsm (genitive κοχλίου); first declension

  1. snail with a spiral shell
  2. anything twisted spirally:
    1. automation in form of snail
    2. reel, spool, roller
    3. screw, especially Archimedes screw
    4. spiral stair
    5. (surgery) part of a surgical machine
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InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: κοχλίας (kochlías)
  • Latin: cōclea

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κοχλίας (kokhlías), from κόχλος (kókhlos, spiral-shelled mollusk), probably related to Ancient Greek κόγχη (kónkhē), κόγχος (kónkhos, mussel).

NounEdit

κοχλίας (kochlíasm (plural κοχλίες)

  1. screw (threaded fastener)
  2. worm gear
  3. (anatomy) cochlea
  4. Archimedes' screw
  5. snail
  6. helix
  7. volute (spiral on Ionic column)

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