χῶσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From χόω (khóō, to throw or heap up) +‎ -σις (-sis).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰɔ̂ː.sis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkʰo.sis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈxo.sis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈxo.sis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈxo.sis/
  • Noun[edit]

    χῶσῐς (khôsisf (genitive χώσεως); third declension

    1. a heaping up (e.g. of earth); a raising of a mound or bank (e.g. against a city)
    2. a filling up, blocking by earth thrown in
    3. embankment

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