ἄκρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱrós. Cognates include Old Church Slavonic остръ (ostrŭ), Latin ācer, Old Armenian ասեղն (asełn, needle) and Old English ecg (English edge).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /á.kros/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈa.kros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈa.kros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈa.kros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈa.kros/
  • Adjective[edit]

    ᾰ̓́κρος (ákrosm (feminine ᾰ̓́κρᾱ, neuter ᾰ̓́κρον); first/second declension

    1. At the edge, extreme, beginning, end: outermost (especially of the top)
    2. pointed, sharp
    3. Being the most of any characteristic: best, oldest, first

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