κῶμος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Komos scene.

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Dunkel (apud LIV) derives from Proto-Indo-European *ḱómso-, from *ḱems- ‎(to announce, proclaim), whence Sanskrit शंसति ‎(śaṃsati, to declare), Proto-Iranian *sanh- ‎(to declare, explain), Latin cēnseō ‎(to give an opinion).

On the other hand, Janda (apud LIV) derives from Proto-Indo-European *kóh₂-mo-, from *keh₂- ‎(to desire, wish), whence Sanskrit काम ‎(kā́ma, desire, wish), Latin cārus ‎(dear).

Beekes remarks, that since the precise development of the meaning of κῶμος ‎(kômos) is uncertain, etymological suggestions remain highly hypothetical. He suggests that this is a Pre-Greek word.

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Noun[edit]

κῶμος ‎(kômosm ‎(genitive κώμου); second declension

  1. festival, procession, revel, carousel
  2. The band of revellers of such an event
  3. A song or ode sung at such an event

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