κόφινος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain, possibly Semitic or Hurrian, compare κόφος (kóphos, basket-load) and Arabic قُفَّة(quffa, large wicker-basket) and Arabic قَفِيز(qafīz, a dry measure) for a picture of the frequency of container names with guttural onset leading over an open vowel to a labial plosive or fricative.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

κόφῐνος (kóphinosm (genitive κοφῐ́νου); second declension

  1. basket

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Jewish Palestinian Aramaic: כפוני(basket)
  • Latin: cophinus (see there for further descendants)

Further readingEdit