Gr. μάχαιρα f. ‘large knife, butchery knife; short sword, dagger’: Pre-Greek, perhaps Semitic (RB) Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "μάχαιρα" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. October 6, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=7377 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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