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 ‎(khálix) (genitive χᾰ́λῐκος); m f, third declension

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ χάλιξ, -ικος [m., f.]” in Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, volume II, page 1610
  2. ^ calx, -cis” in Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 86