ὄνυξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ-. Cognates include Latin unguis, Old Irish inga, Sanskrit नख ‎(nakhá, claw, nail), Old Armenian եղունգն ‎(ełungn), Persian ناخن ‎(nâxon), Old Church Slavonic ногъть ‎(nogŭtĭ), Lithuanian nagas, Albanian nyell, and Old English næġel (English nail).

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Noun[edit]

ὄνυξ ‎(ónux) (genitive ὄνυχος); m, third declension

  1. claw, nail, hoof
  2. Anything which resembles a claw or nail
    1. scraping tool
    2. onyx (gem)
    3. a kind of aromatic substance

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