ὠλένη

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See also: ωλένη

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]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɔː.lé.nɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /oˈlɛ.ne/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /oˈle.ni/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /oˈle.ni/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /oˈle.ni/
  • Noun[edit]

    ὠλένη (ōlénēf (genitive ὠλένης); first declension

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

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