ὕαλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

According to Furnée, a Pre-Greek word, due to the variation "α/ε". According to Beekes, there is a similarity with Proto-Germanic *glasą (glass) and Latin sualiternicum (a kind of reddish amber).

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Noun[edit]

ὕᾰλος (húalosf (genitive ὑάλου); second declension

  1. some kind of crystalline stone
  2. convex lens of crystal, used as a burning glass
  3. glass

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: hyalus

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