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EtymologyEdit

From a compound of Proto-Berber *eḷu and either Egyptian ꜣbw

    

or Sanskrit इभ (íbha).

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀁𐀩𐀞 (e-re-pa), 𐀁𐀩𐀞𐀵 (e-re-pa-to).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /e.lé.pʰaːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ɛˈlɛ.pʰas/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /eˈle.ɸas/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /eˈle.fas/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /eˈle.fas/
  • NounEdit

    ἐλέφᾱς (eléphāsm (genitive ἐλέφαντος); third declension

    1. ivory
    2. elephant

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