ἤλεκτρον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ἠλέκτωρ (ēléktōr, shining sun), from unknown origin. Possibly related to Sanskrit उल्का (ulka, meteor).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɛ̌ː.lek.tron/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈe.lɛk.tron/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈi.lek.tron/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈi.lek.tron/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈi.lek.tron/
  • Noun[edit]

    ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektronn (genitive ἠλέκτρου); second declension

    1. amber
    2. an alloy of gold and silver

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