ὄφις

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See also: όφις and Όφις

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ógʷʰis, *h₃égʷʰis (snake). Cognates include Sanskrit अहि (áhi), Avestan 𐬀𐬲𐬌 (aži-) and Old Armenian իժ ().

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ó.pʰis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈo.pʰis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈo.ɸis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈo.fis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈo.fis/
  • Noun[edit]

    ὄφῐς (óphism (genitive ὄφεως or ὄφιος); third declension

    1. a serpent, snake
    2. serpentine bracelet
    3. a type of creeping plant

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