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]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰá.liks/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkʰa.liks/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈxa.liks/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈxa.liks/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈxa.liks/
  • Noun[edit]

    χᾰ́λῐξ (khálixm, f (genitive χᾰ́λῐκος); third declension

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

    Inflection[edit]

    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