κνήμη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kónh₂m (leg); cognate with English ham (from Proto-Germanic *hammō) and Old Irish cnáim (bone).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /knɛ̌ː.mɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkne.me/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkni.mi/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkni.mi/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkni.mi/
  • Noun[edit]

    κνήμη (knḗmēf (genitive κνήμης); first declension

    1. shin, tibia

    Declension[edit]

    Further reading[edit]

    • κνήμη in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • κνήμη in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
      • leg idem, page 484.

    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek κνήμη (knḗmē)

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    κνήμη (knímif (plural κνήμες)

    1. (anatomy) shin, tibia

    Declension[edit]