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Cognate class 2496

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Notes etym. dubious, of "pre-Greek origin" (Buck)?
Citation: Chantraine, Pierre. 1968-1980. Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grec. Paris: ... Pages: View "Ni γῆ ni γαῖα n'ont d'étymologie établie."
Citation: Beekes, Robert. 2010. Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Leiden: Brill. Pages: View No IE Etymology. Probably related to the alternative form γαῖα (also no IE etymology). Assumed to be Pre-Greek. (Cf. West Greek γᾶ).
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Ancient Greek γῆ ɡɛ̑ː earth G.sg. γῆς. ★★★ View
2 Greek γη ʝi earth EXCLUDE. Blažek does not consider this to be the basic term. Andriotis et al. 1999 lists the first meaning as the astronomical sense 'planet earth'. ★★★ View