ῥάβδος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin unclear. Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *urb, with cognates such as Lithuanian virbas, Old Church Slavonic врьба (vrĭba) (Russian верба (verba)) and Latin verbēnae. Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /r̥áb.dos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈr̥ab.dos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈraβ.ðos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈrav.ðos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈrav.ðos/
  • Noun[edit]

    ῥᾰ́βδος (rhábdosf (genitive ῥᾰ́βδου); second declension

    1. rod, wand, stick
    2. magic wand, scepter
    3. shaft of a spear
    4. stripe, strip, streak
    5. (grammar) line, verse

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