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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pre-Greek; many words for "vessel" are mentioned by Homer but are loaned from outside Indo-European, possibly Near Eastern. Perhaps cognate with Persian آمه(āme, inkwell)

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NounEdit

ἄγγος (ángosn (genitive ἄγγεος or ἄγγους); third declension

  1. vessel (to hold liquids), vat, pitcher, bucket, pail, wine-bowl
    1. (for dry substances) cradle, cinerary urn, casket, coffin
    2. (of body parts) womb, stomach
    3. shell of the longhorn beetle
    4. cell of a honey-comb

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