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. (anatomy) foot
    1. (anatomy, by extension) leg
  2. (unit of measure) Greek foot or pous, the ancient Greek and Byzantine unit of length originally based upon the length of a shod foot

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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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