μόλυβδος

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A loanword, after Melchert most likely from Lydian 𐤪𐤠𐤭𐤦𐤥𐤣𐤠 (mariwda, dark), from Proto-Indo-European *morkʷ-iyo- from a root *morkʷ- (dark), or perhaps from Iberian or Pre-Greek.

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μόλυβδος (mólubdos) (genitive μολύβδου) m, second declension

  1. lead (the metal)
  2. graphite

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μόλυβδος (mólyvdosm (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, metallurgy) lead

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