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Ancient GreekEdit

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From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to bend, turn).[1]


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /krí.kos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkri.kos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkri.kos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkri.kos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkri.kos/
  • NounEdit

    κρῐ́κος (kríkosm (genitive κρῐ́κου); second declension

    1. ring



    • κρίκος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • κρίκος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • κρίκος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • κρίκος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • κρίκος in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • 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
    1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag



    κρίκος (kríkosm (plural κρίκοι)

    1. link, ring (attached to or part of a chain)
    2. earring
    3. (figuratively) link (connection between two people, subjects, etc)