ἀδάμας

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Often derived from ἀ- ‎(a-, not) + δαμνάω ‎(damnáō, conquer), as “indomitable”, but Beekes remarks that semantically this is strange and the word is rather a Semitic borrowing that was adapted by folk etymology; compare Akkadian [script needed] ‎(adamu) or 𒋤𒉘 ‎(elmēšu [SUD.ÁG], a valuable stone, perhaps amber). Middle Persian ʾlmʾs ‎(almās) is probably from the same source.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ἀδάμᾱς ‎(adámāsm, ἀδάμᾱς f, ? n; third declension

  1. unconquerable
    1. (masculine substantive) adamant, the hardest metal (probably steel)
      1. (figuratively) fixed, unalterable
      2. a hard metal resembling gold
      3. diamond
    2. not to be broken, inflexible

NounEdit

ἀδᾰ́μᾱς ‎(adámāsm ‎(genitive ἀδᾰ́μᾰντος); third declension

  1. adamant
  2. diamond

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