ἕλιξ

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hé.liks/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)ɛ.liks/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈe.liks/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈe.liks/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈe.liks/
  • Noun[edit]

    ἕλῐξ (hélixf (genitive ἕλῐκος); third declension

    1. Anything twisted, winding, or spiral.
    2. The tendril of a vine.
    3. The outer ear
    4. (mathematics) A spiral line.

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