ἵππος

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See also: ίππος

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *íkkʷos (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀂𐀦 (i-qo)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos, from *h₁oh₁ḱu- (swift). Unexplained is (hi) for (e). Cognates include Sanskrit अश्व (áśva), Latin equus, Gaulish epos, Old Armenian էշ (ēš, donkey) and Old English eoh.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /híp.pos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)ip.pos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈip.pos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈip.pos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈi.pos/
  • Noun[edit]

    ῐ̔́ππος (hípposm (genitive ῐ̔́ππου); second declension (Epic, Attic, Ionic, Doric, Koine)

    1. a horse
    2. cavalry

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