σμίλη

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

The word has been connected with Proto-Germanic *smiþaz (smith), however this etymology is shaky. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *smī- (to cut, hew). Alternatively, a Pre-Greek etymology might be considered.

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NounEdit

σμῑ́λη (smī́lēf (genitive σμῑ́λης); first declension

  1. A tool for cutting or carving: knife, chisel

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Further readingEdit

  • σμίλη in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • ˀwzmyl”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–