ἔχις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Traditionally derived from a Proto-Indo-European *h₁égʰi- with cognates including Sanskrit अहि (áhi), Avestan 𐬀𐬲𐬌 (aži) and Old Armenian իժ (). However, the letter chi (χ) is expected to derive from a palatal consonant (ǵ) and so these terms are now generally connected with ὄφις (óphis), leaving the origins of ἔχις a mystery. Some now consider this a taboo corruption of Proto-Indo-European *h₁ógʷʰi-, *h₁égʷʰi-.

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ἔχις (ékhis) (genitive ἔχεως or ἔχιος) m, sometimes f, third declension

  1. snake, adder, viper

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