κρέας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Earlier κρέϝας, from Proto-Indo-European *kreuh₂. Cognates include Sanskrit क्रविस् (kravis), Latin cruor, Proto-Slavic *kry, and Old English hrǣw (English raw) (Italian crudo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

κρέας (kréas) (genitive κρέως, κρέατος) n, third declension

  1. flesh, meat
  2. carcass, body

Inflection[edit]

κρέας was sometimes declined as stem κρέατ- and sometimes as stem κρέα-. Both are shown here. Compare the morphologically similar (but etymologically unrelated) κέρας (kéras, horn)

κρέατ-

κρέα- (contracted)

Other forms include Homeric κρέεσσι (kréessi), κρεάεσσι (kreáessi) (dative plural); κρειῶν (kreiôn), κρεάων (kreáōn) (genitive plural); and Cretan κρίως (kríōs) (genitive singular)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κρέας (kréas).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkre̞as/
  • Hyphenation: κρέ‧ας

Noun[edit]

κρέας (kréasn (plural κρέατα)

  1. meat

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