κλῖμαξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From κλῑ́νω (klī́nō, I bend, lean).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /klîː.maks/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkli.maks/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkli.maks/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkli.maks/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkli.maks/
  • Noun[edit]

    κλῖμᾰξ (klîmaxf (genitive κλῑ́μᾰκος); third declension

    1. ladder
    2. staircase
    3. torture instrument shaped like a ladder
    4. a certain wrestling move
    5. (rhetoric) climax
    6. the blocks of wood placed above the wheels of a chariot

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