ἄσβεστος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ἀ- (a-, not) +‎ σβεστός (sbestós), participle of σβέννυμι (sbénnumi, I quench, quell). The noun is shortened from ἄσβεστος τίτανος (títanos).

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. unquenchable, inextinguishable
  2. endless, ceaseless

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  • Greek: άσβεστος (ásvestos, unquenchable)

Noun[edit]

ἄσβεστος (ásbestosf (genitive ἄσβέστου); second declension

  1. unslaked lime, calcium oxide, quicklime

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