φθίσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰgʷʰítis (perishing, decrease). Cognates include Sanskrit क्षिति (kṣíti, perishing, downfall) and Latin sitis (thirst).

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φθίσις (phthísis) (genitive φθίσεως) f, third declension

  1. decline, decay
  2. atrophy
  3. consumption (disease)
  4. waning of the moon
  5. contraction of the eye

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