κόνις

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See also: κονίς

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kón-. Cognate with Latin cinis and Sanskrit कण (káṇa). Unexplained is the e/o vocalism difference.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

    κόνῐς (kónisf (genitive κόνεως or κόνῐος or κόνεος); third declension

    1. dust
    2. (figuratively) the multitude
    3. ashes
    4. the powder sprinkled upon wrestlers

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    References[edit]

    • κόνις in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • κόνις in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • κόνις in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • κόνις in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • κόνις in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • κόνις in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill