κόλυμβος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pre-Greek. Compare Latin columba (dove), which may be a borrowing from Greek.

According to Beekes, κολυμβάω (kolumbáō, I dive) is a denominative verbal derivation.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

κόλυμβος (kólumbosm (genitive κολύμβου); second declension

  1. Alternative form of κολυμβῐ́ς (kolumbís, diver; little grebe (Podiceps minor))
  2. Alternative form of κολύμβησῐς (kolúmbēsis, pearl fishing)
  3. Alternative form of κολυμβήθρᾱ (kolumbḗthrā, place for swimming)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: columba, colymbus

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