τάλαντον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *tl̥h₂ent-, from *telh₂-, whence also ἔτλην (étlēn, to carry, endure).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /tá.lan.ton/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈta.lan.ton/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈta.lan.ton/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈta.lan.ton/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈta.lan.don/
  • Noun[edit]

    τᾰ́λαντον (tálantonn (genitive τᾰλάντου); second declension

    1. balance, scale
      1. tax paid for use of public scales
    2. anything weighed
      1. talent (weight, often of gold or silver)
      2. the monetary sum equaling a talent (weight) of gold or silver

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