νῆσος

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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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νῆσος (nêsosf (genitive νήσου); second declension

  1. island

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