ἄλφιτον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰi-. Cognates include Albanian elb.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ál.pʰi.ton/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈal.pʰi.ton/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈal.ɸi.ton/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈal.fi.ton/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈal.fi.ton/
  • Noun[edit]

    ἄλφιτον (álphitonn (genitive ἀλφίτου); second declension

    1. barley-groats
    2. meal, groats
    3. (figuratively) one's daily bread, bread and cheese

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    References[edit]

    • ἄλφιτον in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • ἄλφιτον in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • ἄλφιτον in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • ἄλφιτον in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.