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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 

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

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GreekEdit

NounEdit

μάχαιρα (máchairaf (uncountable)

  1. sword used by the ancient Greeks

DeclensionEdit