κάρκαρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Seems to agree with Sanskrit कर्कर ‎(karkara, hard, firm), but some of its relations (κάρχαρος ‎(kárkharos), καρκίνος ‎(karkínos), and κέρχνος ‎(kérkhnos)) seem to hint at a Pre-Greek origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

κάρκαρος ‎(kárkarosm ‎(feminine κάρκαρα, neuter κάρκαρον); first/second declension

  1. The meaning of this term is uncertain. Hesychius defines κάρκαροι ‎(kárkaroi) as δεσμοί ‎(desmoí, bond), τραχεῖς ‎(trakheîs, rough, jagged), and κάρκαρα ‎(kárkara) as μάνδρα ‎(mándra, enclosed space), which agrees well with the attested κάρκαρον ‎(kárkaron, prison)
    • Hesychius Κ

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