χιών

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *kʰiṓn, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰéyōm. Cognate with χεῖμα (kheîma, snow) and χειμών (kheimṓn, winter), Latin hiems, Welsh gaeaf, Sanskrit हिम (himá), Hittite 𒄀𒈠𒀭 (gimax), Armenian ձմեռ (jmeṙ), Proto-Slavic *zima, Albanian dimër.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

χῐών (khiṓnf (genitive χῐόνος); third declension

  1. snow
  2. melted snow, ice water

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes with long (ī) for the sake of meter.

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Coptic: ⲭⲓⲱⲛ (khiōn)
  • Koine Greek: χιόνιον (khiónion)

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