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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *logʰos, from *legʰ-, whence also λέχομαι (lékhomai). Cognates include Russian лог (log, cleft, valley), Polish odłóg, and Albanian lagje.


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /lé.kʰos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.kʰos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈle.xos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈle.xos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈle.xos/
  • NounEdit

    λέχος (lékhosn (genitive λέχους or λέχεος); third declension

    1. couch, bed
    2. bier
    3. marriage-bed: and generally, marriage
    4. a bird's nest


    Further readingEdit

    • λέχος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • λέχος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • λέχος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • λέχος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • λέχος in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • λέχος in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • 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