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]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

Adjective[edit]

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

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

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