ἀννίς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂en-ih₂- (grandmother). Cognates include Latin anus (old woman), Old Armenian հան (han, grandmother) and Lithuanian anýta (mother-in-law).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /an.nís/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /anˈnis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /anˈnis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /anˈnis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /aˈnis/
  • Noun[edit]

    ἀννίς (annísf (genitive unknown)

    1. (hapax legomenon) maternal or paternal grandmother.

    Usage notes[edit]

    Glossed by Hesychius as μητρὸς πατρὸς μήτηρ (mētròs ḕ patròs mḗtēr, mother’s or father’s mother).

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