τέμενος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *témenos, from Proto-Indo-European *témh₁nos, from *temh₁- (to cut); whence τέμνω (témnō, I cut). Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀳𐀕𐀜 (te-me-no).

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Noun[edit]

τέμενος (témenosn (genitive τεμένους); third declension

  1. a piece of ground cut or marked off, precinct
  2. a sacred enclosure

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Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈte.me.nos/
  • Hyphenation: τέ‧με‧νος

Noun[edit]

τέμενος (témenosn (plural τεμένη)

  1. a sacred enclosure
    also see ναός m (naós, temple)
  2. (Islam) a mosque
    μουσουλμανικό τέμενοςmousoulmanikó témenosa muslim mosque

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