μῆκος

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *mā́kos, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂ḱos. Cognates include Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬯𐬀𐬵 (masah), Latin maciēs, and Hittite [script needed] (mak-l-ant-).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /mɛ̂ː.kos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈme.kos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈmi.kos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈmi.kos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈmi.kos/
  • Noun[edit]

    μῆκος (mêkosn (genitive μήκους or μήκεος); third declension

    1. length (spatial measurement)
      1. height
      2. any linear measurement
    2. length (of time)
    3. greatness, magnitude
    4. longitude
    5. (prosody) length
    6. first line of a phalanx

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