ἤλεκτρον

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Ancient Greek ἠλέκτωρ (ēléktōr, shining, brilliant; byname of the sun), origin unknown. Possibly, but doubtfully, related to Sanskrit उल्का (ulkā́, meteor) and Latin Vulcānus (god of fire and metalworking), or from the root of Ancient Greek ἥλιος (hḗlios, sun); but, given the unconvincing alternatives, likely from Pre-Greek.[1][2][3][4]

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektronn (genitive ἠλέκτρου); second declension

  1. amber
    Synonym: λυγγούριον (lungoúrion)
  2. alloy of gold and silver, electrum

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Further readingEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἠλέκτωρ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  2. ^ Frisk, Hjalmar (1960), “ἤλεκτρον”, in Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 1, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 629
  3. ^ Boisacq, Émile (1916), “ἤλεκτρον”, in Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque (in French), Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 319
  4. ^ Chantraine, Pierre (1968–1980), “ἤλεκτρον”, in Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque (in French), volume 1, Paris: Klincksieck, page 409