χεῖμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeym-. Cognate with Ancient Greek χιών (khiṓn, snow), Latin hiems, Sanskrit हिम (himá), Old Church Slavonic зима (zima), Hittite 𒄀𒈠𒀭 (giman).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰêː.ma/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkʰi.ma/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈxi.ma/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈçi.ma/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈçi.ma/
  • Noun[edit]

    χεῖμᾰ (kheîman (genitive χείμᾰτος); third declension

    1. winter
    2. frost, cold
    3. storm, tempest

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