ἀκτίς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Sometimes compared with Sanskrit अक्तु (aktu, beam, ray)[1][2], but there are difficulties in semantics.

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Noun[edit]

ἀκτῑ́ς (aktī́sf (genitive ἀκτῖνος); third declension

  1. ray, beam
  2. (figuratively) brightness, splendor
  3. spoke (of a wheel)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
  2. ^ Adams & Mallory (2006): The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World, p. 306