μάχαιρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From μάχομαι (mákhomai, to fight). Compare with μάχη (mákhē, a battle, a strife)

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μάχαιρα (mákhairaf (genitive μαχαίρας); first declension

  1. large knife, short sword, dirk, dagger

Usage notes[edit]

Later Greek used μαχαίρης (makhaírēs) and μαχαίρῃ (makhaírēi) for the singular genitive and dative respectively.

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

μάχαιρα (máchairaf (uncountable)

  1. sword used by the ancient Greeks

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