κλῖμαξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From κλίνω (klínō, I bend, lean).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

κλῖμαξ (klîmaks) (genitive κλίμακος) f, third declension

  1. ladder
  2. staircase
  3. torture instrument shaped like a ladder
  4. a certain wrestling move
  5. (rhetoric) climax
  6. the blocks of wood placed above the wheels of a chariot

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