χορδή

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From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer-. Cognates include Sanskrit हिर (hira), Latin hernia, and Old English ġearn (English yarn).

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χορδή (khordē) (genitive χορδῆς) f, first declension

  1. (in the plural) guts, intestines
  2. string made of gut
  3. string, chord
  4. sausage

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χορδή (chordíf (plural χορδές)

  1. bow string
  2. (geometry) chord (of a circle)
  3. (music) string (of violin, piano, etc)
  4. (anatomy) vocal cord, vocal fold
  5. (physics) string
    θεωρία χορδών (string theory)
  6. any long, very thin structure

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