ἄκαινα

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Traditionally derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp). However, according to Beekes, it may also contain the Pre-Greek suffix -αινα, added directly to the stem ακ-

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NounEdit

ἄκαινᾰ (ákainaf (genitive ἀκαίνης); first declension

  1. spike, prick, goad
  2. ten foot rod, used as a measure
  3. square measure of 100 ft used in Egypt

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DescendantsEdit

  • Translingual: Acaena

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