κῦμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *kūmə, equivalent to κῠ́ω (kúō, conceive) +‎ -μᾰ (-ma).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kŷː.ma/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈky.ma/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈky.ma/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈcy.ma/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈci.ma/
  • Noun[edit]

    κῦμᾰ (kûman (genitive κῡ́μᾰτος); third declension

    1. swell, wave, billow
        1. (figuratively) a wave or flood of men
        2. (in Tragedy) wave of adversity
      1. a waved or ogee moulding, cyma
    2. fetus, embryo
      1. sprout of a plant

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    Descendants[edit]

    • Greek: κύμα (kýma)
    • Latin: cȳma (see there for further descendants)

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