μαστός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to μαδάω (madáō, to be moist)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

μαστός (mastós) (genitive μαστοῦ) m, second declension

  1. human breast, mamma
    1. (rarely of animals) udder
  2. any round, breast shaped object, such as a hill
    1. a round piece of wool fastened to the edge of nets
    2. among the Paphians, a breast-shaped cup

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

All usage contradicts the statement of the Grammarians that μαζός (mazós) is the man's breast, μαστός (mastós) the woman's.

References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *maHd- (wet, glossy, fat, well-fed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

μαστός (mastósm (plural μαστοί)

  1. breast

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