ἄσβεστος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ἀ- (a-, not) +‎ σβεστός (sbestós), participle of σβέννυμι (sbénnumi, I quench, quell).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /áz.bes.tos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈaz.bɛs.tos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈaz.βes.tos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈaz.ves.tos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈaz.ves.tos/
  • Adjective[edit]

    ἄσβεστος (ásbestosm (feminine ἀσβέστη, neuter ἄσβεστον); first/second declension

    1. unquenchable, inextinguishable
    2. endless, ceaseless
    3. unslaked lime

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