κυλλός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably connected with κελλόν (kellón, curved, twisted). The word has been explained variously as a zero-grade derivation *kʷl̥-yós or *kʷl̥-nós, or o-grade *kʷol(H)-yós, from the Proto-Indo-European root *(s)kʷel(H)- (to move; to turn (around)), or alternatively and perhaps more plausibly from *(s)kel- (to bend, crook);[1][2][3] compare κυλίνδω (kulíndō), κῶλον (kôlon), σκέλος (skélos), σκολιός (skoliós). In view of the problematic Indo-European etymology, the word may well be of Pre-Greek origin.[3]

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

κυλλός (kullósm (feminine κυλλή, neuter κυλλόν); first/second declension

  1. clubfooted and bandy-legged
  2. deformed, contracted, crippled
  3. crooked (of things and limbs)

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: κουλός (koulós)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frisk, Hjalmar (1970) , “κυλλός”, in Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 47
  2. ^ Frisk, Hjalmar (1970) , “σκέλος”, in Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, pages 723–724
  3. 3.0 3.1 Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) , “κυλλός”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 800–801