ἀσπίς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ἀ- (a-) +‎ σπίζω (spízō, to extend)

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /as.pís/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /asˈpis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /asˈpis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /asˈpis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /asˈpis/
  • Noun[edit]

    ᾰ̓σπίς (aspísf (genitive ᾰ̓σπίδος); third declension

    1. shield
    2. collective, body of men-at-arms
    3. (military) on the left
      Antonyms: δόρυ (dóru)
    4. a round, flat bowl
    5. a boss or knob on a door
    6. asp, Egyptian cobra
    7. ornament in the form of an asp

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