κανθός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Sometimes suggested to be related to Proto-Slavic *kǫtъ (corner), Proto-Celtic *cantos (corner) through a Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ndʰ, but Beekes doesn't find this convincing, as -νθ- is often indicative of Pre-Greek.

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Noun[edit]

κανθός (kanthósm (genitive κανθοῦ); second declension

  1. corner of the eye
  2. eye
  3. a tyre of a wheel
  4. chimney
  5. pot, pan

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