ὄνυξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ-. Cognates include Latin unguis, Old Irish inga, Sanskrit नख (nakha, claw, nail), Old Armenian եղունգն (ełungn), Persian ناخن (nâxon), Old Church Slavonic ногъть (nogŭtĭ), Lithuanian nagas, Albanian nyell, and Old English næġel (English nail).

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Noun[edit]

ὄνυξ (ónuks) (genitive ὄνυχος) m, third declension

  1. claw, nail, hoof
  2. Anything which resembles a claw or nail
    1. scraping tool
    2. onyx (gem)
    3. a kind of aromatic substance

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