πυγμή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *puǵnos. Cognates include Latin pugnus, Lithuanian pušìs, and Old English fyst (English fist). Compare πύξ (púks) and πεύκη (peúkē).

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Noun[edit]

πυγμή (pugmḗ) (genitive πυγμῆς) f, first declension

  1. fist
    1. boxing
  2. a measure of length, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles (= 18 δάκτυλοι (dáktuloi), about 13.5 inches)
    • 100 CE – 200 CE, Pollux, Onomasticon 2. 147, 158

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References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition