ἄμβιξ

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

The suffix is no doubt a substrate element, as it is in κύλιξ (kúlix). It is often connected with ἄμβη (ámbē, raised edge) and ἄμβων (ámbōn, crest of a hill), but this remains uncertain. Derivation from ἀναβαίνω (anabaínō, to mount) seems most improbable. Ultimately, the origin of the word is still uncertain.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἄμβῑξ (ámbīxm (genitive ἄμβῑκος); third declension

  1. spouted cup
  2. alembic, still

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: άμβικας (ámvikas)
  • Arabic: إِنْبِيق(ʾinbīq) (see there for further descendants)
  • English: ambix

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