ἔμβολον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ἐμβάλλω (embállō, I put in), from ἐν (en, in) + βάλλω (bállō, I put, place, throw)

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ém.bo.lon/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɛm.bo.lon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈem.bo.lon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈem.bo.lon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈem.bo.lon/
  • Noun[edit]

    ἔμβολον (émbolonn (genitive ἐμβόλου); second declension

    1. wedge, peg, stopper
    2. bolt, bar
    3. architrave
    4. prow of warships (rammed into opposing ships)
    5. (in the plural) The rostra, or tribune of the Latin forum
    6. wedge-shaped order of battle (Latin cuneus, acies cuneata)
    7. graft

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