|Meaning||tomb, hole or inscription (scratching)|
The etymology of this word is uncertain
Greek: κένωμα ‘empty space around the tomb, uncultivated area around a tomb’
|Synonyms||ΣΟΡΟ-, ΤΟΥΝΒΟΝ, ΓΟΥΤΑΡΙΟΝ, ΓΟΥΝΤΗ|
For the etymology of 'tomb' and the connection to Phr. ΚΝΟΥΜΑΝ and Greek ΚΕΝΩΜΑ, see Christides 'A history of ancient Greek: from the beginnings to late antiquity', 2001, Greek edition.
Beekes 1969: 20 proposed to reconstruct PIE *kenh1-mn and connect Skt. khani- `to dig'.