ζεμελως

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Phrygian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰemelo-, whence also Ancient Greek χθαμαλός (khthamalós, near the ground) and Latin humilis (low). Same Proto-Indo-European root gave both the nouns for man and earth (Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm); compare Latin homō (human being, man) and humus (ground, soil), and similar semantic shift occurring in Semitic languages: Hebrew אָדָם (adám, man), אדמה (adamá, soil).

Noun[edit]

ζεμελως (zemelōs) (dative plural)

  1. man