ἄσβεστος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ἀ- (a-, not) +‎ σβεστός (sbestós), participle of σβέννυμι (sbénnumi, I quench, quell). The noun is shortened from ἄσβεστος τίτανος (títanos).

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

ἄσβεστος (ásbestosm (feminine ἀσβέστη, neuter ἄσβεστον); first/second declension

  1. unquenchable, inextinguishable
  2. endless, ceaseless

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: άσβεστος (ásvestos, unquenchable)

NounEdit

ἄσβεστος (ásbestosf (genitive ἄσβέστου); second declension

  1. unslaked lime, calcium oxide, quicklime

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