οἴαξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂iHseh₂ ‎(shaft). Cognates include Sanskrit ईषा ‎(īṣā́) and Hittite 𒄭𒅖𒊭𒀭 ‎(ḫi-is-sa-an).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

οἴαξ ‎(oíaxm ‎(genitive οἴακος); third declension

  1. tiller, the handle of the rudder
  2. helm
  3. rings of a yoke, through which cords for guiding oxen

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References[edit]

  • LSJ
  • 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