ὀξύα

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃s- and, so, cognate with Proto-Germanic *askaz (ash tree), Old Armenian հացի (hacʿi, ash tree) and Albanian ah (beech). The Indo-European character of these words is far from sure, despite the tradition to compare them. The vocalic variation in Greek, which is not sufficiently explained by assuming the intervention of ὀξύς (oxús, sharp), may in principle also point to a Pre-Greek word.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ὀξύᾱ (oxúāf (genitive ὀξύᾱς); first declension

  1. beech (Fagus sylvatica)
  2. spear made from its wood

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: οξιά (oxiá)

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