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ἅρπη

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [haː́rpɛː]
  • (Koine): IPA: [hˈaːrpeː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈarpi]

Noun

ἅρπη (genitive ἅρπης) f, first declension; (harpē)

  1. a bird of prey (probably shearwater)
  2. a kite
  3. a sickle
  4. an elephant goad

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