ἅρπη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *serp-, with cognates including Latin sarpiō, Old Church Slavonic срьпъ (srĭpŭ, sickle), and Latvian sirpe. However, there are some difficulties with these connections.

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Noun[edit]

ἅρπη (hárpē) (genitive ἅρπης) f, first declension

  1. a bird of prey (probably shearwater)
  2. a kite
  3. a sickle
  4. an elephant goad

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