χαλκός

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Uncertain. Has been compared to Proto-Slavic *želězo (iron), Latin ferrum, and Hittite [script needed] (ḫapalki-). Perhaps related to κάλχη (kálkhē, purple). Ultimately, Proto-Indo-European origin seems unlikely and the word is probably a borrowing.

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χᾰλκός (khalkósm (genitive χᾰλκοῦ); second declension

  1. copper, or copper alloyed with tin, bronze
  2. (poetic) anything made of metal
  3. copper, cauldron, urn
  4. copper money
  5. the phrase χαλκοῦ ἄνθος (khalkoû ánthos): particle thrown off by copper while cooling

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χαλκός (chalkósm (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, metallurgy) copper

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