βαλανεῖον

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Etymology[edit]

From βᾰλᾰνεύς (balaneús, bath-man), with further origin uncertain. Attempts have been made to connect with βάλανος (bálanos, acorn), but are semantically unconvincing. Probably Pre-Greek. Compare also Old Georgian აბანო (abano).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ba.la.nêː.on/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ba.laˈni.on/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /βa.laˈni.on/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /va.laˈni.on/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /va.laˈni.on/
  • Noun[edit]

    βᾰλᾰνεῖον (balaneîonn (genitive βᾰλᾰνείου); second declension

    1. bath, bathing room

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