ζυγόν

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From Proto-Indo-European *yugóm (yoke). Cognates include Latin iugum, Sanskrit युग (yugá), Proto-Slavic *jьgo, Gothic 𐌾𐌿𐌺 (juk), Old English ġeoc (English yoke), and Hittite 𒄿𒌑𒃷 (iúkan).

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ζυγόν (zugón) (genitive ζυγοῦ) n, second declension

  1. yoke, for joining animals
  2. yoke, burden
  3. in general, anything which joins two pieces together: cross-bar, plank, beam
  4. the balancing beam of a scale; the scale itself
  5. rank (of soldiers)

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