νεῖκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *neik- ‎(to attack, start vehemently) and cognate with Lithuanian ap-ni̇̀kti ‎(to attack), su-ni̇̀kti ‎(to attack), Latvian nikns ‎(bad, grim, vehement), maybe also Russian в-никнуть ‎(v-niknutʹ), про-никнуть ‎(pro-niknutʹ). See also νίκη ‎(níkē).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

νεῖκος ‎(neîkosn ‎(genitive νείκους); third declension neikos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek νεῖκος.

  1. quarrel, wrangle, strife
  2. strife of words, railing, abuse, taunt, reproach
  3. strife of law, dispute before a judge
  4. battle, fight

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill