χηλή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Traditionally connected with χηρᾰμός (khēramós, hole, hollow), χήμη (khḗmē, yawning, gaping), and χάσκω (kháskō, I yawn, gape), but obscure.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰɛː.lɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kʰeˈle/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /xiˈli/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /çiˈli/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /çiˈli/
  • Noun[edit]

    χηλή (khēlḗf (genitive χηλῆς); first declension

    1. hoof
    2. crab's claw
    3. unguis of an ox
    4. breakwater
    5. jawbone

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    Greek[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    χηλή (chilíf

    1. (anatomy) hoof (of an animal)
    2. unguis

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