ἅρπη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *serp-, with cognates including Latin sarpō, Old Church Slavonic срьпъ (srĭpŭ, sickle), and Latvian sirpis. However, there are some difficulties with these connections.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ἅρπη (hárpēf (genitive ἅρπης); first declension

  1. a bird of prey (probably shearwater)
  2. a kite
  3. a sickle
  4. an elephant goad

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