κύβος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Difficult to trace. The word passed to and from a number of languages (compare Latin cubus (mass, quantity)). Pokorny reconstructed Proto-Indo-European *keu(b)- 'to bend, to turn' (Pokorny:1959:588) although not generally accepted.

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Noun[edit]

κύβος (kubos) (genitive κύβου) m, second declension

  1. square, cube
  2. die, dice
  3. chance
  4. (mathematics) cube, cubic number
  5. (anatomy) vertebra; hollow above the hip of cattle

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κύβος (kubos)

Noun[edit]

κύβος (kývosm (plural κύβοι)

  1. (geometry) cube

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