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Ancient Greek 
From δέω (deō, “I bind”).
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /dezmós/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /dɛzmós/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /ðezmós/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /ðezmós/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /ðezmós/
- δεσμά (desma) is often used as the plural form.
- English: desmid