νεῖκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *neik- (to attack, start vehemently) and cognate with Lithuanian ap-ni̇̀kti (to attack), su-ni̇̀kti (to attack), Latvian nikns (bad, grim, vehement), maybe also Russian в-никнуть (v-niknutʹ), про-никнуть (pro-niknutʹ). See also νίκη (níkē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

νεῖκος (neîkos) (genitive νείκους) n, third declension

  1. quarrel, wrangle, strife
  2. strife of words, railing, abuse, taunt, reproach
  3. strife of law, dispute before a judge
  4. battle, fight

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References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition
  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers