πτέρνη

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(t)persneh₂- (heel). Cognates include Latin perna and Sanskrit पार्ष्णि (pā́rṣṇi).

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Noun[edit]

πτέρνη (pternēf

  1. heel
  2. hoof
  3. heel of a shoe
  4. footstep
  5. (figuratively) foot or lower part of anything
  6. (Epic) ham (from Latin perna)

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