κῆλον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

It has been compared with Sanskrit शर्या (śaryā, cane, arrow, missile), शल्य (śalya, spear, javelin) and further Middle Irish cail (spear), Old Norse hali (tail). However, all these words go back to a root with a short vowel, as opposed to this word, with a long one. Connection with κᾶλον (kâlon, wood, timber) is rejected by Frisk and DELG.

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Noun[edit]

κῆλον (kêlonn (genitive κήλου); second declension

  1. (in the plural) shafts of an arrow, arrows, projectiles

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