See also: όφις

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ógʷʰis, *h₃égʷʰis ‎(snake). Cognates include Sanskrit अहि ‎(áhi), Avestan 𐬀𐬲𐬌 ‎(aži-) and Old Armenian իժ ‎().

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ὄφις ‎(óphism ‎(genitive ὄφεως, ὄφιος); third declension

  1. a serpent, snake
  2. serpentine bracelet
  3. a type of creeping plant

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ReferencesEdit

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
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