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EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀗𐀪𐀺𐀈 (mo-ri-wo-do), from an Anatolian word cognate with Lydian 𐤪𐤠𐤭𐤦𐤥𐤣𐤠 (mariwda, dark), from Proto-Indo-European *morkʷ-iyo-, from a root *merkʷ- (dark).[1][2]

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μόλυβδος (mólubdosm (genitive μολύβδου); second declension

  1. lead (the metal)
  2. graphite

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  1. ^ Ivo Hajnal, Graeco-Anatolian Contacts in the Mycenaean Period (Innsbruck: University of Innsbruck), 6.
  2. ^ H.C. Melchert, “Greek mólybdos as loanword from Lydian”, Anatolian Interfaces: Hittites, Greeks and their Neighbours. Proceedings of an International Conference on Cross-Cultural Interaction, September 17-19, 2004, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, eds. B.J.Collins, M.R. Bachvarova & I.C. Rutherford (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008), 153-157.

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NounEdit

μόλυβδος (mólyvdosm (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, metallurgy) lead

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