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See also: μαχαίρα

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From μάχομαι (mákhomai, to fight). Compare with μάχη (mákhē, a battle, a strife)

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /má.kʰai̯.ra/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈma.kʰɛ.ra/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈma.xɛ.ra/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈma.çe.ra/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈma.çe.ra/
  • NounEdit

    μάχαιρα (mákhairaf (genitive μαχαίρας); first declension

    1. large knife, short sword, dirk, dagger

    Usage notesEdit

    Later Greek used μαχαίρης and μαχαίρῃ for the singular genitive and dative respectively.

    InflectionEdit

    DescendantsEdit

    ReferencesEdit


    GreekEdit

    NounEdit

    μάχαιρα (máchairaf (uncountable)

    1. sword used by the ancient Greeks

    DeclensionEdit