κρείων

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From Proto-Hellenic *krāhōn, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥h₂-s-n-, from the root *ḱerh₂- (head). Earlier comparisons with Sanskrit श्री (śrī, beauty) are semantically and phonologically problematic.[1]

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Noun[edit]

κρείων (kreíōnm (genitive κρείοντος); third declension

  1. lord, master, ruler

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References[edit]

  1. ^ van Beek, Lucien. 2014. Homeric κρείων 'lord' and the Indo-European word for 'head'. Indogermanische Forschungen 119, pp. 99–123.