ζυγόν

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PIE root
*yewg-

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]

ζυγόν ‎(zugónn ‎(genitive ζυγοῦ); second declension zugon zygon may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ζυγόν.

  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 Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «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
  • «ζυγόν» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.