νῆσος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Has traditionally been connected with νήχω (nḗkhō, I swim) (from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to flow, to swim)). Has also been connected with Latin īnsula. Ultimately, perhaps a Pre-Greek borrowing.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /nɛ̂ː.sos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈne.sos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈni.sos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈni.sos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈni.sos/
  • Noun[edit]

    νῆσος (nêsosf (genitive νήσου); second declension

    1. island

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