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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

λίθος (líthosm (genitive λίθου); 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

NounEdit

λίθος (líthosm (plural λίθοι)

  1. stone (building material)
    θεμέλιος λίθος‎ ― themélios líthosfoundation stone
  2. (medicine) stone, calculus
  3. (archaeology) stone
    Εποχή του Λίθου‎ ― Epochí tou LíthouStone Age

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