Γόριλλαι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely Punic, though possibly ultimately from an African word (used to describe hairy people) that entered Greek via Punic.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Γόριλλαι (Górillaif pl (genitive Γοριλλῶν); first declension

  1. Gorillai (a tribe of hairy women described by Hanno the Navigator)

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: gorilla
  • English: Gorillai

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., Clarendon Press, 1989.