κατακλυσμός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From κατακλύζω (kataklúzō, I wash off, wash away, deluge, inundate) (from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlew- (clean)) + -μός (-mós).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ka.ta.klyz.mós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ka.ta.klyzˈmos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ka.ta.klyzˈmos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ka.ta.klyzˈmos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ka.ta.klizˈmos/
  • Noun[edit]

    κᾰτᾰκλῠσμός (kataklusmósm (genitive κᾰτᾰκλῠσμοῦ); second declension

    1. flood, inundation
    2. (metaphoric) deluge (e.g. a political deluge)

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