γύαλον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For the formation, one might compare ἀγκάλη (ankálē) and ὀμφαλός (omphalós). The word is mostly connected with γυῖον (guîon, hand) and γύης (gúēs, earth), so it may derive either from Proto-Indo-European *gew- (hand) or from Proto-Indo-European *gu(H)- (to bend).

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Noun[edit]

γῠ́ᾰλον (gúalonn (genitive γῠᾰ́λου); second declension

  1. hollow of the cuirass
  2. hollow of a vessel
  3. hollow of a rock, cave
  4. (in the plural) vales, dells

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