κόμβος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The old comparisons with Lithuanian kabìnti (to hang, hook on), Proto-Slavic *skobà (bracket) and, within Greek, σκαμβός (skambós, crooked) are quite dubious. The form κομποθηλεία (kompothēleía) clearly shows that there was a variant with -π-, which points to Pre-Greek origin.

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Noun[edit]

κόμβος (kómbosm (genitive κόμβου); second declension

  1. roll, band, girth

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

κόμβος (kómvosm (plural κόμβοι)

  1. (traffic) interchange, hub, circus
  2. (nautical) knot (speed of one nautical mile per hour)
  3. node

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