See also: Χθών


Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm, with the Proto-Indo-European cluster *dʰǵʰ- metathesizing into Proto-Greek *kʷʰtʰ-, since Greek stop clusters must always end in a dental. Cognates include Sanskrit क्ष ‎(kṣa) and Latin humus.


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χθών ‎(khthṓnf ‎(genitive χθονός); third declension

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



  • χθών in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • χθών in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • χθών in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «χθών» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «χθών» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • χθών in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.