ὄχος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *ϝοχος, from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰos, from *weǵʰ- (to move, drive). Cognates include Sanskrit वाहस् (vā́has) and Old Church Slavonic возъ (vozъ). Also see ἔχω (ékhō, I carry, bear), ὀχέω (okhéō, I carry).

Noun[edit]

ὄχος (ókhos) (genitive ὄχου) m, second declension

  1. anything which holds, bears
  2. carriage, cart, chariot
  3. the wheels of a chariot

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Usage notes[edit]

Homer uses neuter plural forms (ὄχεα (ókhea), ὀχέων (okhéōn), ὄχεσφι (ókhesphi)) (dative plural)), even for a single chariot.

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