ἰσχύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Beekes assumes Pre-Greek origin.

According to Gamkrelidze / Ivanov, a Kartvelian borrowing. Compare Proto-Georgian-Zan *s₁xu- (fat, stout), whence also Old Georgian სხუილი (sxuili), სხჳლი (sxwili, thick), Mingrelian შხუ (šxu, fat) and Laz ჩხუ (čxu), მჩხუ (mčxu, fat).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ῐ̓σχῡ́ς (iskhū́sf (genitive ῐ̓σχῠ́ος); third declension

  1. strength, power, might

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Further reading[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 603
  • Gamkrelidze, Th. V.; Ivanov, V. V. (1995) Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans. A Reconstruction and Historical Analysis of a Proto-Language and Proto-Culture. Part I: The Text (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 80), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 800
  • ἰσχύς in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press