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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hemmerdinger compares Egyptian hnw (jar, unit of measure), while Furnée compares Hittite 𒀀𒂵𒀭𒉌 (a-ga-an-ni /aganni/, bowl), Hurrian 𒀀𒂵𒀭𒉌 (a-ga-an-ni /aganni/, bowl), which is connected to Akkadian 𒀀𒂵𒉡 (a-ga-nu /agannu/, large bowl, cauldron). He also compares ἀγάννα (agánna, sacred chariot) and λαχάννα (lakhánna). Perhaps it is from Persian, but according to Beekes no solution can be offered.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἀχᾱ́νη (akhā́nēf (genitive ἀχᾱ́νης); first declension

  1. name of a Persian measure
  2. chest, box

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