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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier *ἄϝεθλον ‎(*áwethlon), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- + *-dʰlom, as if "gasp, pant, wheeze", if not from a similar root meaning "to strive".

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NounEdit

ἆθλον ‎(âthlonn ‎(genitive ἄθλου); second declension (Attic, contracted)

  1. prize of a contest
  2. contest
  3. place of combat, arena

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ReferencesEdit

  • CLARKSON, James, Indo-European Word Formation: Proceedings from the International Conference, 2002
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag
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