ἀξίνη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

It has been proposed to derive from a Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷs-ih₂-, citing cognates such as Latin ascia and a number of Germanic words, such as Old English æx (English axe). However, it could also be a Semitic borrowing; compare Akkadian 𒍏𒄩𒍣𒅔 ‎(ḫaṣṣinnu) and Aramaic חצינא ‎(ḥaṣīnā).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ἀξῑ́νη ‎(axī́nēf ‎(genitive ἀξῑ́νης); first declension

  1. axe-head
  2. axe

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