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Third declension Noun; Neuter Transliteration:

Principal Part: κνίσμα κνίσματος

Structure: κνισματ (Stem)

Etym.: kni/zw


  1. scrapings
  2. scratches, quarrels


Third declension

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • κυκλώσασ δ’ οὐ τόξα, χερὸσ δ’ ἀκρώνυχα δισσόν, κνίσμα πυρὸσ θραύσασ, εἰσ μὲ λαθὼν ἔβαλεν ἐκ δὲ φλόγεσ πάντῃ μοι ἐπέδραμον. (Unknown, Greek Anthology, Volume IV, book 12, chapter 822)
  • ἔστω που προύνικα φιλήματα, καὶ τὰ πρὸ ἔργων παίγνια, πληκτισμοί, κνίσμα, φίλημα,^ λόγοσ. (Unknown, Greek Anthology, Volume IV, book 12, chapter 2092)
  • ταύτησ γὰρ δύνει κνίσμα καὶ ἐσ κραδίην. (Unknown, Greek Anthology, book 5, chapter 1572)
  • ὦ Νύξ, ὦ φιλάγρυπνοσ ἐμοὶ πόθοσ Ἡλιοδώρασ, καὶ σκολιῶν ὄρθρων κνίσματα δακρυχαρῆ, ἆρα μένει στοργῆσ ἐμὰ λείψανα, καὶ τὸ φίλημα μνημόσυνον ψυχρᾷ θάλπετ’ ἐν εἰκασίᾳ; (Unknown, Greek Anthology, book 5, chapter 1661)
  • κώμουσ, καὶ τὰ νέων ζηλώματα, καὶ τὰ ποθεύντων κνίσματα, καὶ μύστην λύχνον ἀπειπαμένη. (Unknown, Greek Anthology, Volume II, book 7, chapter 219 1:1)


  1. scrapings


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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