ζυγόν

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From Proto-Indo-European *yugóm (yoke). Cognates include Old English ġeoc (English yoke), Gothic 𐌾𐌿𐌺 (juk), Latin iugum, Sanskrit युग (yugá), Proto-Slavic *jьgo, and Hittite 𒄿𒌑𒃷 (iúkan).

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Noun[edit]

ζῠγόν (zugónn (genitive ζῠγοῦ); second declension

  1. yoke, for joining animals
  2. yoke, burden
  3. in general, anything which joins two pieces together: cross-bar, plank, beam
  4. the balancing beam of a scale; the scale itself
  5. rank (of soldiers)

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References[edit]

  • ζυγόν in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ζυγόν in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ζυγόν in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «ζυγόν» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • ζυγόν in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • ζυγόν in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.