ἐλέφας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Attested in Mycenaean Greek as 𐀁𐀩𐀞 (e-re-pa)/𐀁𐀩𐀞𐀵 (e-re-pa-to), from a compound of Berber *eḷu and either Egyptian 𓍋𓃀𓅱𓌟 (3bw) or Sanskrit इभ (íbha).

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Noun[edit]

ἐλέφας (eléphas) (genitive ἐλέφαντος) m, third declension

  1. ivory
  2. elephant

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References[edit]

  • p. 265 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.