πεδίον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ped-, from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds (the source of πούς (poús, foot)). Compare πέδον (pédon, soil, ground).

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Noun[edit]

πεδίον (pedíon) (genitive πεδίου) n, second declension

  1. open country, field, plain, flat
  2. metatarsus
  3. female genitals
    • the Lysistrata:
      νὴ μὰ Δία Βοιωτία, καλόν γ᾽ ἔχουσα τὸ πεδίον

Usage notes[edit]

The line in the Lysistrata uses this term in an innuendo (wordplay on its usual meaning of "plain") to refer to a female's genitals.

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