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ὄνυξ

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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ-. Cognates include Sanskrit नख (nakhá), claw, nail), Latin unguis, and Old English nægel (English nail).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [ónʉkʰs]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ˈo̞nykʰs]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈonyks]

Noun

ὄνυξ (genitive ὄνυχος) m, third declension; (onuks)

  1. claw, nail, hoof
  2. Anything which resembles a claw or nail

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