ἐλέφας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Attested in Mycenaean Greek as 𐀁𐀩𐀞 ‎(e-re-pa)/𐀁𐀩𐀞𐀵 ‎(e-re-pa-to), from a compound of Berber *eḷu and either Egyptian 𓍋𓃀𓅱𓌟 ‎(3bw) or Sanskrit इभ ‎(íbha).

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Noun[edit]

ἐλέφᾱς ‎(eléphāsm ‎(genitive ἐλέφαντος); third declension

  1. ivory
  2. elephant

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References[edit]

  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 265