γαστήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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γαστήρ (gastēr) (genitive γαστέρος or γαστρός); f, third declension;

  1. belly
  2. womb
  3. stomach, appetite

Usage notes[edit]

The root of γαστήρ contains an ε between τ and ρ which is often syncopated, leading to alternate forms such as genitive singular: γαστέρος and γαστρός, dative singular: γαστέρι and γαστρί, dative plural: γαστῆρσι and γαστράσι. The syncopated form is generally more common in forms with long suffixes, such as the aforementioned. The inflection table below lists the more common forms.

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