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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Traditionally held to be related to ὀστέον (ostéon, bone) and ὄστρεον (óstreon, oyster). Beekes considers it more likely to be Pre-Greek, which does not disclude a relation to ὄστρεον (óstreon).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ós.tra.kon/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈos.tra.kon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈos.tra.kon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈos.tra.kon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈos.tra.kon/
  • NounEdit

    ὄστρᾰκον (óstrakonn (genitive ὀστρᾰ́κου); second declension

    1. earthen vessel
      1. fragment of such a vessel, potsherd
      2. earthen castanet
    2. the hard shell of animals such as mollusks and turtles
      1. mother of pearl
      2. eggshell

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