ψῆφος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ψάω (psáō, to rub smooth, crumble).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /psɛ̂ː.pʰos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpse.pʰos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpsi.ɸos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpsi.fos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpsi.fos/
  • Noun[edit]

    ψῆφος (psêphosf (genitive ψήφου); second declension

    1. a pebble
      1. a precious stone, gem
    2. (based on the uses made of such pebbles)
      1. a pebble used for reckoning, a counter
      2. a pebble used for a draught or chessman
      3. a pebble used for divination
      4. a pebble used for voting
        1. that which is carried by vote, a vote
        2. resolve, decree, judgment
        3. a place of voting, poll

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