ὄρχις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃erǵʰi-. Cognates include Old Armenian որձիք (orjikʿ, testicles), Avestan 𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬌 (ǝrǝzi), Albanian herdhe, and Irish uirge

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Noun[edit]

ὄρχις (orkhis) (genitive ὄρχεως) m, f, third declension

  1. (masculine, often plural) testicle
  2. (masculine) ovary
  3. (masculine) orchid
  4. (feminine) a type of olive

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