χείρ

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See also: χειρ and χειρ-

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *kʰéhər, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰésōr (hand). Cognate with Old Armenian ձեռն (jeṙn), Old Persian 𐎭𐎿𐎫 (d-s-t /dasta/), Albanian dorë (hand), Tocharian A tsar, and Latin hir (hand).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

χείρ (kheírf (genitive χειρός); third declension

  1. hand
  2. arm (or hand and arm taken together)
    • 1843, Longus quoted in Liddell Scott Jones, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      (Il.6.81) εν χερσὶ γυναικων πεσέειν (into the arms)
      (Il.6.81) en khersì gunaikōn peséein (into the arms)
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. paw of an animal
  4. finger

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: chiro-, chiral, chirality
  • Koine Greek: χέριον (khérion) (diminutive)
  • Greek: χειρ (cheir)

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