ἄργιλλος

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Generally derived from ἀργός (argós, white), but the suffix cannot be Indo-European; note the interchanges -λλ-/-λ- and the variations in the ending. Given the meaning, a Pre-Greek origin is quite possible, and connection with ἀργός (argós) is semantically not evident.

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NounEdit

ἄργῐλλος (árgillosf (genitive ἀργῐ́λλου); second declension

  1. white clay, potter's clay, argil

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DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: argilla

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