ὠλένη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₃l(e)n-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l-. Cognates include Sanskrit अरत्नि ‎(aratní), Latin ulna, Old Armenian ողն ‎(ołn) and ուլն ‎(uln), Old English elnboga (English elbow). This reconstruction however remains uncertain.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ὠλένη ‎(ōlénēf ‎(genitive ὠλένης); first declension wlenh olene may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ὠλένη.

  1. elbow, lower arm
  2. mat, mattress (=Latin torus)

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
  1. ^ Zair, The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic (2012), page 23