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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from the primary word ἕπω (hépō, I am busy), unrelated to ἕπομαι (hépomai, I follow).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hó.plon/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)o.plon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈo.plon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈo.plon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈo.plon/
  • NounEdit

    ὅπλον (hóplonn (genitive ὅπλου); second declension

    1. tool, instrument
    2. (often in the plural) a ship's tackle, rope
    3. (often in the plural) instruments of war: arms, armour, weapon
      1. specifically the large shield carried by hoplites
      2. (in the plural) place of arms, camp
    4. (humorous) penis
    5. a gymnastics exercise

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