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ἄτρακτος

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

Has been derived from Proto-Indo-European *terkʷ-, with cognates including Sankrit तर्कु (tarku) and Latin torqueō. However, there are some problems with these connections, such as expecting a π instead of κ from kʷ.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [átraktos]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ˈatrakto̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈatraktos]

Noun

ἄτρακτος (genitive ἀτράκτου) m, second declension; (atraktos)

  1. spindle
  2. arrow
  3. upper part of a ship's mast
  4. spindle-shaped cautery

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