κλείς

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From Proto-Hellenic *klāwī́ds, from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂u- (nail, pin, hook - instruments, of old use for locking doors). Cognate with Latin clāvus (nail, pin), Old Church Slavonic ключь (ključĭ, key).

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Noun[edit]

κλείς (kleísf (genitive κλειδός); third declension

  1. Something used to lock/unlock: key, bolt, bar.
  2. A means to something: key.
  3. The hook of a clasp.
  4. collarbone
  5. The rowing bench of a ship (always in plural).
  6. A narrow strait or pass.

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