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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From λέγω (légō, speak) +‎ -σῐς (-sis).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /lék.sis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈlɛk.sis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈlek.sis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈlek.sis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈlek.sis/
  • NounEdit

    λέξῐς (léxisf (genitive λέξεως); third declension

    1. a saying, speech
      1. a way of speaking, diction, style
    2. word, phrase
      1. explanation
      2. (grammar) a word peculiar in form or significance

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