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Ancient Greek: kʰéːr

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Lexeme data

Language:Ancient Greek
Meaning:hand
Source form:χείρ
Phonological form:kʰéːr
Gloss:hand, arm
Notes:G.sg. χειρός
Cognate codes:C

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Blažek, Václav. 2010. Glottochronogical analysis of the Greek lexicon: Modern, Tsakonian, Old and Mycenaean Greek. Graeco-Latina Brunensia, vol. 15.
Reliability: High
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Source: LSJ = H. G. Liddell, R. Scott. H. S. Jones. A Greek-English Lexicon. (Oxford, rev. ed. with supplement 1968)
Reliability: High
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Source: Scarborough, Matthew (University of Cambridge/Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
Reliability: High
Comment: Properly means 'hand', but can also mean generally 'arm'. Cf. ποῦς 'foot' /lexeme/18740/, which particularly means 'foot' from the ankle downwards, but can also mean generally 'leg along with the foot'. These senses have been generalised later on in the language as in Modern Greek πόδι 'foot' /lexeme/7537/, 'leg' /lexeme/7569/, and χερί /lexeme/7547/ 'hand; arm'.

Cognate coding

Cognate Class C
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Source: Beekes, Robert. 2010. Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Leiden: Brill.
Reliability: High
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Source: Blažek, Václav. 2010. Glottochronogical analysis of the Greek lexicon: Modern, Tsakonian, Old and Mycenaean Greek. Graeco-Latina Brunensia, vol. 15.
Reliability: High