σάκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *twek- (shield, skin; to cover). Cognate with Sanskrit त्वच् (tvác, hide, bag), Hittite [script needed] (tuekkaš, body).

Alternatively, Beekes suggests a Semitic origin, from the same root as σάκκος (sákkos, sack).

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Noun[edit]

σᾰ́κος (sákosn (genitive σᾰ́κεος or σᾰ́κους); third declension

  1. a shield
  2. (metaphoric) shield, defense

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σάκκος (sákkos, sack, bag; sackcloth), most likely from Semitic.

Noun[edit]

σάκος (sákosm (plural σάκοι)

  1. bag (of paper or plastic; for shopping, etc)
  2. sack (of paper or plastic; for storing/packing loose materials)
  3. bin bag, waste bag
  4. pouch, wallet (for documents)

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