Lexeme – Details – bow-1

Lexeme

Transcription
bow-1
Script
IPA
Meaning
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
Note
Gr. τόξον n. ‘bow’. Pre-Greek, no further etymology. "Replaces inherited βιός. In Homer, τόξον is already the more usual word for 'bow'. As the Iranians, and especially the Scythians, were famous archers, one might suspect τόξον to be a loan from an Iranian language... However, the Mycenaean attestations disprove this possibility. Thus, τόξον could be of Pre-Greek origin. Latin taxus 'yew-tree' could also be related, but it cannot be a borrowing from Greek." (RB)
Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "τόξον" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2015. Brill Online. February 23, 2015. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=9745 >, Modern Pers. taχš 'bow, arrow'
Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "τόξον" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2015. Brill Online. February 23, 2015. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=9745 >

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Sources

Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
ATH1, ATI1

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