χιών

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

NounEdit

χῐών ‎(khiṓnf ‎(genitive χῐόνος); third declension xiwn khion chion may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek χῐών.

  1. snow
  2. melted snow, ice water

Usage notesEdit

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

InflectionEdit

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