κριός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Traditionally connected with κέρας (kéras, horn). Could be derived from a Proto-Indo-European *ḱiker, with cognates including Latin cicer (chickpea) and Old Armenian սիսեռն (siseṙn, chickpea). Beekes argues for an original meaning of "curved", comparing Lithuanian kreivas, Old East Slavic кривъ (krivŭ).

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κριός (kriós) (genitive κριοῦ) m, second declension

  1. ram
    1. battering ram
    2. the constellation Aries
  2. sea-monster
  3. type of mussel
  4. volute (Ionic architecture)
  5. type of ship
  6. part of an irrigation system
  7. type of chickpea

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κριός (kriósm (plural κριοί)

  1. ram, male sheep
  2. battering ram
  3. (astronomy, astrology) Aries, the Ram

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