τέμενος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For *τέμανος, with assimilation, from Proto-Indo-European *temh₂nos, from *temh₂- (to cut); whence τέμνω (témnō, I cut). Confer with τέμαχος (témakhos). Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀳𐀕𐀜 (te-me-no).

Noun[edit]

τέμενος (témenosn (genitive τεμένους); third declension

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

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