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χάος

Ancient GreekEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain. Has traditionally been connected to χαίνω (khaínō), χάσκω (kháskō, I gape, yawn)

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NounEdit

χάος (kháos) (genitive χάεος, χάους); n, third declension

  1. the primordial state of existence
  2. space, air
  3. abyss, chasm
  4. infinite darkness
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

χάος (kháosm, χάος f, χάον n; second declension

  1. Alternative spelling of χάϊος (kháïos) "genuine, true"
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ReferencesEdit

  • LSJ
  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
  • p. 1006 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.

GreekEdit

NounEdit

χάος (cháosn (plural χάη)

  1. chaos, disorder, mess
  2. (mathematics) chaos

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