χαλκός

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Uncertain. Has been compared to Common Slavic *želězo (iron), Latin ferrum, and Hittite [script?] (ḫapalki-). Perhaps related to κάλχη (kálkhē, purple). Ultimately, Proto-Indo-European origin seems unlikely and the word is probably a borrowing.

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χαλκός (khalkós) (genitive χαλκοῦ) m, second declension

  1. copper
  2. (poetic) anything made of metal
  3. other metals, such as bronze, brass
  4. copper, cauldron, urn
  5. copper money

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χαλκός (chalkósm (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, metallurgy) copper

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