κῦμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel α by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

Noun[edit]

κῦμα (kûman (genitive κύματος); 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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