φρήν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰren- (soul, mind). Related to Old Norse grunr (suspicious).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

φρήν (phrḗn) (genitive φρενός) f, third declension

  1. The midriff or breast
  2. The seat of emotions
  3. The seat of intellect, wits
  4. will, purpose

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Usage notes[edit]

There also exists an alternative dative plural φρασί(ν).

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