χθών

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm, with the Proto-Indo-European cluster *dʰgʷʰ- metathesizing into Proto-Greek *kʷʰtʰ-. Cognates include Sanskrit क्ष ‎(kṣa) and Latin humus.

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

χθών ‎(khthṓnf ‎(genitive χθονός); third declension

  1. ground, soil, surface of the earth
  2. earth, world
  3. land, country

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