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ῥάβδος

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

Origin unclear. Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *urb, with cognates such as Lithuanian virbas, Old Church Slavonic вєрба (vérba) and [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]] verbēnae. Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [r̥ábdos]
  • (Koine): IPA: [r̥ˈabdo̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [rˈaβðos]

Noun

ῥάβδος (genitive ῥάβδου) f, second declension; (rhabdos)

  1. rod, wand, stick
  2. magic wand, scepter
  3. shaft of a spear
  4. stripe, strip, streak
  5. (grammar) line, verse

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