κέραμος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Has long been compared to κεράννυμι (keránnumi, to mix), but could also be related to Latin cremō, Proto-Germanic *herþaz (English hearth), or Sanskrit कूडयति (kūḍayati, to burn, scorch). Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek or Anatolian origin.

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek [script needed] (ke-ra-me-u, potter).

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Noun[edit]

κέρᾰμος (kéramosm (genitive κερᾰ́μου); second declension

  1. potter's clay
  2. earthen vessel, wine-jar
  3. tile

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