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Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *serp-, with cognates including Latin sarpiō, Old Church Slavonic срьпъ (srĭpŭ), “‘sickle’”), and Latvian sirpe. However, there are some difficulties with these connections.
- (Classical): IPA: [haː́rpɛː]
- (Koine): IPA: [hˈaːrpeː]
- (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈarpi]
ἅρπη (genitive ἅρπης) f, first declension; (harpē)
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