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τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883
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Full diacritics: ξεῖ Medium diacritics: ξεῖ Low diacritics: ξεί Capitals: ΞΕΙ
Transliteration A: xeî Transliteration B: xei Transliteration C: ksei Beta Code: cei=

English (LSJ)

τό, indecl., name of the letter ξ, Calliasap.Ath.10.453d, BCH 29.483 (Delos), Phld.P0.2.3 : later A ξῖ Luc.Jud.Voc.9, Sch.D.T.p.489 H., etc.; ξῦ (by assimilation to νῦ), f.l. in Luc. l. c. and AP9.385.14 (Steph. Gramm.).

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Frisk Etymological English

(-εῖ = closed )
Grammatical information: n.
Meaning: indecl. letter; Callias ap. Ath. 10, 453d).
Other forms: later ξῖ (Luc.)
Origin: LW [a loanword which is (probably) not of Pre-Greek origin] Semit.
Etymology: After πεῖ = Semit. . Schwyzer 140 w. lit.

Frisk Etymology German

ξεῖ: {kseĩ}
Forms: (-εῖ = geschlossenes -ē; Kallias ap. Ath. 10, 453d u.a.), später ξῖ (Luk. u. a.)
Grammar: n.
Meaning: indekl. Buchstabenname;
Etymology : nach πεῖ = semit. . Schwyzer 140 m. Lit.
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