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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰéyōm. Cognate with χεῖμα (kheîma, snow) and χειμών (kheimṓn, winter), Latin hiems, Welsh gaeaf, Sanskrit हिम (himá), Hittite 𒄀𒈠𒀭 (gimax), Armenian ձմեռ (jmeṙ), Proto-Slavic *zima.


χῐών (khiṓnf (genitive χῐόνος); third declension

  1. snow
  2. melted snow, ice water

Usage notesEdit

Sometimes with long (ī) for the sake of meter.




  • χιών in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • χιών in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • χιών in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • χιών in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • χιών in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • G5510”, in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • snow idem, page 789.