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Uncertain. Most commonly explained as from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ego-, with cognates such as Sanskrit आगस् (ā́gas) and Old English acan (English ache) (i.e. Beekes, Pokorny). However, Chantraine prefers a relation to ἅγιος (hágios, “holy”).
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /áɡos/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /áɣos/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /áɣos/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /áɣos/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /áɣos/