ὠλένη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₃l(e)n- ~ *h₁ōl(e)n-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *el-. Cognates include Sanskrit अरत्नि (aratní), Latin ulna, Old Armenian ողն (ołn) and ուլն (uln), Old English elnboga (English elbow). This reconstruction however remains uncertain.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ὠλένη (ōlénē) (genitive ὠλένης) f, first declension

  1. elbow, lower arm
  2. mat, mattress (=Latin torus)

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zair, The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic (2012), page 23