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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Has been compared to λεῖος (leîos, smooth), λιτός (litós, simple, plain), Latin laedō (to strike, hurt), and Lithuanian slidùs. Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin, noting that words for "stone" are often taken from a substrate language.

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NounEdit

λῐ́θος (líthosm (genitive λῐ́θου); second declension

  1. a stone
  2. stone as a substance

Usage notesEdit

Λίθος is sometimes used as a feminine noun. This often (but not always) is used to refer to some special stone, such as a gem or magnet.

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λίθος (líthos).

NounEdit

λίθος (líthosm (plural λίθοι)

  1. stone (building material)
    θεμέλιος λίθοςthemélios líthosfoundation stone
  2. (medicine) stone, calculus
  3. (archaeology) stone
    Εποχή του ΛίθουEpochí tou LíthouStone Age

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