ἀκτή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Unclear. Perhaps related to ἀκή(akḗ, point, edge) or ὄχθη(ókhthē, height, bank).

Noun[edit]

ἀκτή ‎(aktḗf ‎(genitive ἀκτῆς); first declension

  1. headland, cape, promontory
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 237-238
      ἀκτή τις ἔστ᾽ Εὐβοιίς, ἔνθ᾽ ὁρίζεται
      βωμοὺς τέλη τ᾽ ἔγκαρπα Κηναίῳ Διί.
      There is a headland of Euboea, where to Cenaean Zeus he marks out altars and fruitful ground in tribute. — Sir Richard Jebb, 1892 translation.
  2. Any raised place
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 721
      ὦ πότνια χθὼν καὶ πότνι᾽ ἀκτὴ
      χώματος [...]
      O hallowed earth, and hallowed barrow raised high [...] — Herbert Weir Smyth, 1926 translation
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unclear. Perhaps related to ἀκή(akḗ, point, edge) or ὄχθη(ókhthē, height, bank).

Noun[edit]

ἀκτή ‎(aktḗf ‎(genitive ἀκτῆς); first declension

  1. (poetic) corn (grains of cereal crops)
    • Homer Illiad, 630-631
      [...] χάλκειον κάνεον, ἐπὶ δὲ κρόμυον ποτῷ ὄψον,
      ἠδὲ μέλι χλωρόν, παρὰ δ᾽ ἀλφίτου ἱεροῦ ἀκτήν, [...]
      [...] a vessel of bronze and an onion to give relish to the drink, with honey and cakes of barley-meal. — Samuel Butler, 1898 translation
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