ἄκμων

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See also: άκμων and ακμών

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éḱmō. Cognates include Sanskrit अश्मन् (aśman), Avestan 𐬀𐬐𐬨𐬀𐬥(akman), Lithuanian akmuo, and English hammer.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ἄκμων (ákmōnm (genitive ἄκμονος); third declension

  1. (mineralogy) meteoric stone
  2. anvil
    Synonym: μύδρος (múdros)
  3. (in Cyprus) pestle
    Synonyms: ἀλετρίβανος (aletríbanos), δοῖδυξ (doîdux), κόπανον (kópanon), λᾰ́κτῐς (láktis), ναγεύς (nageús), ὕπερος (húperos)
  4. head of a battering ram
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Descendants[edit]
  • Greek: άκμων (ákmon), άκμονας (ákmonas)

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from Egyptian [script needed] (Ākhmu, zoomorphic Egyptian deity). Compare also Coptic ⲁⲭⲙⲩ (akhmu, kind of bird) and Arabic رَخْمَة(raḵma, Egyptian vulture).

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Noun[edit]

ἄκμων (ákmōnm (genitive ἄκμονος); third declension

  1. kind of wolf
  2. kind of eagle
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