χελώνη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰelu-, *gʰelew- ,*gʰelōw- (tortoise). Related to χέλυς (khélus, tortoise). Compare to Proto-Slavic *žьlvъ, whence Old Church Slavonic желу (žely, turtle), Polish żółw (tortoise).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰe.lɔ̌ː.nɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kʰɛˈlo.ne/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /xeˈlo.ni/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /çeˈlo.ni/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /çeˈlo.ni/
  • Noun[edit]

    χελώνη (khelṓnēf (genitive χελώνης); first declension

    1. a tortoise

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