χελιδών

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Etymology[edit]

The irregular form and suffix lead Beekes to suggest a Mediterranean Pre-Greek substrate origin, as he doesn't find a connection to Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (to cry out) (cognate with Middle High German glien (to cry), Old High German gellan (to cry)) convincing.

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χελῑδών (khelīdṓnf (genitive χελῑδόνος); third declension

  1. the swallow
  2. the frog in a horse’s foot

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