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Ancient Greek: en

« (if) (apo-)ktéːnɔː (kill) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Ancient Greek
Meaning:in
Source form:ἐν
Phonological form:en
Gloss:in
Notes:Preposition (+dat.); w/ acc. 'into'
Cognate codes:E

Sources of lexical data

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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: Cf. working definition for 'in' in IELex 2 guidelines: "Location relative to a containing location, (any point) within. Not specifically inside, not necessarily something closed at the top Most generic meaning. Not movement in(to), stative location in. It is plausible that a given language will have more than one word to express the location 'in' and that the use of these words will be conditioned by a variety of factors, thus this is a difficult lexeme to elicit comprehensively." ἐν satisfies the general locative sense 'in, within' when construed with the dative.

Cognate coding

Cognate Class E
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Source: Ludewig, Julia (University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Reliability: High