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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain; possibly from a Mediterranean substrate; compare Old Armenian անթայր (antʿayr), անթեղ (antʿeł).

Others have connected the word to Old Norse sintr, German Sinter (sinter), English sinder (cinder, ashes, slag), all from *sindrą (dross, cinder, slag), and via Proto-Indo-European *sendʰro- (coagulating fluid, scale, cinder) cognate to Old Church Slavonic сядра (sjadra, lime cinder, gypsum) (compare Serbo-Croatian sadra, Czech sádra).

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NounEdit

ἄνθραξ (ánthraxm (genitive ἄνθρακος); third declension

  1. charcoal
  2. a deep red precious stone, a carbuncle
  3. an abscess, a boil, a carbuncle

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