αἴνιγμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Verbal noun from the root of αἰνίσσομαι (ainíssomai, speak in riddles), from αἶνος (aînos, fable), +‎ -μα (-ma).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /aí̯.niŋ.ma/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.niɡ.ma/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.niɣ.ma/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈe.niɣ.ma/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈe.niɣ.ma/
  • Noun[edit]

    αἴνιγμα (aínigman (genitive αἰνίγματος); third declension

    1. riddle
    2. taunt
    3. An obscure method of communication
    4. ambush

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