κῆτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. Probably a Pre-Greek word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

κῆτος ‎(kêtos) (genitive κήτους); n, third declension

  1. whale, sea monster
  2. abyss

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References[edit]

  • p. 974 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers