τέμενος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For *τέμανος, with assimilation, from Proto-Indo-European *temh₂-no-, from *temh₂- ‎(to cut), whence τέμνω ‎(témnō, I cut). Confer with τέμαχος ‎(témakhos).

Noun[edit]

τέμενος ‎(témenosn ‎(genitive τεμένους); third declension temenos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek τέμενος.

  1. a piece of ground cut or marked off
  2. a sacred inclosure

References[edit]

  • temple in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press