χάλιξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, perhaps Pre-Greek. Probably cognate, ancestor, or descendant of Latin calx ‎(limestone, chalk).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

χᾰ́λῐξ ‎(khálixm, f ‎(genitive χᾰ́λῐκος); third declension xalic chalix khalix may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek χᾰ́λῐξ.

  1. small stone, pebble
  2. gravel, rubble (used in building and concrete making)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “χάλιξ, -ικος [m., f.]”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1610
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “calx, -cis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 86