στοιχεῖον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of στοῖχος (stoîkhos, row)

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Noun[edit]

στοιχεῖον (stoikheîon) (genitive στοιχείου) n, second declension

  1. the gnomon of a sundial, or its shadow
  2. the primary element of some complex phenomenon (e.g. a simple sound of a voice)
  3. (grammar) letter (component of the alphabet)
  4. (grammar) part of speech
  5. (chemistry) element
  6. elemental
  7. fundamental principle or concept
  8. (astrology) sign of the Zodiac

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