ἆθλον

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *ἄϝεθλον (*áwethlon), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- + *-dʰlom, as if "gasp, pant, wheeze", if not from a similar root meaning "to strive".

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /âː.tʰlon/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈa.tʰlon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈa.θlon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈa.θlon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈa.θlon/
  • Noun[edit]

    ἆθλον (âthlonn (genitive ἄθλου); second declension (Attic, contracted)

    1. prize of a contest
    2. contest
    3. place of combat, arena

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