ἀχά̄νη

ἀχά̄νη
Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: name of a measure = 45 μέδιμνοι (Ar.); `chest, box' (Phanod.).
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: Hemmerdinger, Glotta 46 (1968) 54 compares Egypt. hn `chest' (Acc. ḫannū). Fur. 138 compared Hitt. aganni, but this means `bowl' (and is connected with Acc. agannu `bowl', Kronasser Etym. 245, and Egypt. 'ikn `pot'). He also compares ἀγάννα ἄμαξα \<ἱερὰ\> και ἡ ἐν οὐρανῳ̃ ἄρκτος H. (with ἄμαξα as `box'; and the Bear seen as a box?); also 392 λαχάννα H.
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Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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