κόνις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *konis. Cognates include Latin cinis. Unexplained is the e/o vocalism difference.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

κόνις ‎(kónisf ‎(genitive κόνεως, κόνιος); third declension

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

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References[edit]

  • LSJ
  • 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