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 xalkos khalkos chalkos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek χᾰλκός.

  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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