σκῆπτρον

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From Proto-Indo-European *skāpos. Cognates include Latin scāpus, Old English sceaft, and Old Church Slavonic копиѥ(kopije, spear).

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σκῆπτρον ‎(skêptronn ‎(genitive σκήπτρου); second declension

  1. a staff, stick to lean on, used by lame or aged persons
  2. a staff, baton, especially as the badge of command, sceptre
    1. royalty, kingly power, rule
  3. (in LXX) tribe

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