σκηνή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Loanword from a Semitic source (most likely Phoenician) meaning "dwelling." Compare Arabic س ك ن (s-k-n) and Hebrew שכן. Theatrical sense from a tent or booth in the back of a classical Greek theater where actors would prepare.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /skɛː.nɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /skeˈne/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /skiˈni/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /sciˈni/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /sciˈni/
  • Noun[edit]

    σκηνή (skēnḗf (genitive σκηνῆς); first declension

    1. tent
    2. (theater) stage

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek σκηνή (skēnḗ, theatre stage).

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    Noun[edit]

    σκηνή (skiníf (plural σκηνές)

    1. (Ancient Greek theatre) skene
    2. (theater) scene, stage
    3. tent

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