Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂en-ih₂- (grandmother). Cognates include Latin anus (old woman), Old Armenian հան (han, grandmother) and Lithuanian anýta (mother-in-law).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἀννίς (annísf (genitive unknown)

  1. (hapax legomenon) maternal or paternal grandmother.

Usage notesEdit

Glossed by Hesychius as μητρὸς πατρὸς μήτηρ (mētròs ḕ patròs mḗtēr, mother’s or father’s mother).

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