πούς

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *póds, *pṓds. Cognates include Latin pēs, Sanskrit पद् (pad), Old Armenian ոտն (otn) and հետ (het), Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐍄𐌿𐍃 (fōtus) and Old English fōt (English foot).

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Noun[edit]

πούς (poús) (genitive ποδός) m, third declension

  1. foot
  2. leg

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Homer also uses the dative plurals ποσσί (possí) and πόδεσσι (pódessi). In addition Epic Greek uses ποδοῖιν (podoîin) as the genitive and dative dual.

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