ἐλέφας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a compound of Proto-Berber *eḷu and either Egyptian 𓍋𓃀𓅱𓌟 (3bw) or Sanskrit इभ (íbha).

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀁𐀩𐀞 (e-re-pa), 𐀁𐀩𐀞𐀵 (e-re-pa-to).

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Noun[edit]

ἐλέφᾱς (eléphāsm (genitive ἐλέφαντος); third declension

  1. ivory
  2. elephant

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