χιτών

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀑𐀵 (ki-to). From some Central Semitic language *kittan, from the Akkadian [script needed] (kitû) or [script needed] (kita’um, flax", "linen), from Sumerian [script needed] (gada) or [script needed] (gida). Likely cognate with Latin tunica. See also English cotton.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰi.tɔ̌ːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kʰiˈton/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /xiˈton/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /çiˈton/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /çiˈton/
  • Noun[edit]

    χῐτών (khitṓnm (genitive χῐτῶνος); third declension

    1. man's tunic
    2. tunic
    3. coat of mail
    4. clothes
    5. coat, covering
    6. part of a shoe which covers the foot

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    Greek[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    χιτών (chitónm

    1. Katharevousa form of χιτώνας (chitónas)