ψάμμος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be from a *ψάφμος (*psáphmos) (compare γράφω (gráphō), γράμμα (grámma)), and thus perhaps related to ψαφαρός (psapharós, powdery, sandy), ψῆφος (psêphos, pebble), as well as Latin sabulum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alpa is long in Doric.

Noun[edit]

ψάμμος (psámmos) (genitive ψάμμου) f, sometimes m, second declension

  1. sand
  2. something worthless
  3. metallic ore used by alchemists
  4. desert

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