καί

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See also: και

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ϗ (ϗ) (ligature-cum-abbreviation, akin to &)

Etymology[edit]

Of Pre-Greek origin according to Frisk, possibly from Egyptian *kai "other" (in writing ky, becoming ke in Sahidic), developing a sense of "also" by Late Egyptian. A link with Proto-Indo-European conjunctive particle *kʷe "and" (whence Latin -que) is unlikely for phonetic reasons.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

καί (kaí)

  1. and
  2. even, also
  3. both ... and ... (when used in the construction καί ... καί ...)

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