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αἴνιγμα

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From αἰνίσσομαι "I speak in riddles" < αἶνος "fable"

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [a͜ɪ́niɡma]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ˈɛːniɡma]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈeniɣma]

Noun

αἴνιγμα (genitive αἰνίγματος) n, third declension; (ainigma)

  1. riddle
  2. taunt
  3. Obscure method of communication
  4. ambush

Inflection

References

Strong’s concordance number: G135

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