ὕμνος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sh₂em- (sing). Cognate with Hittite [script needed] (išḫamai, he sings), Sanskrit सामन् (sā́man, song), Sanskrit सुम्न (sumná, hymn).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ῠ̔́μνος (húmnosm (genitive ῠ̔́μνου); second declension

  1. song, hymn, ode (generally in praise of the gods or heroes)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Georgian: ჰიმნი (himni)
  • Latin: hymnus (see there for further descendants)
  • Russian: гимн (gimn)

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