χάος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Has traditionally been connected to χαίνω(khaínō), χάσκω(kháskō, I gape, yawn)

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Noun[edit]

χάος ‎(kháosn ‎(genitive χάεος, χάους); third declension

  1. the primordial state of existence
  2. space, air
  3. abyss, chasm
  4. infinite darkness
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

χάος ‎(kháosm, f ‎(neuter χάον); second declension

  1. Alternative spelling of χάϊος(kháïos) "genuine, true"
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References[edit]

  • χάος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • χάος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • «χάος» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,006
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill

Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

χάος ‎(cháosn ‎(plural χάη)

  1. chaos, disorder, mess
  2. (mathematics) chaos

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