βάλανος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *gʷə́lanos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelh₂- (acorn); see there for cognates. Probably unrelated to Ancient Greek βᾰλᾰνεῖον (balaneîon, bath, bathroom).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /bá.la.nos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈba.la.nos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈβa.la.nos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈva.la.nos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈva.la.nos/
  • Noun[edit]

    βᾰ́λᾰνος (bálanosf (genitive βᾰλᾰ́νου); second declension

    1. acorn
    2. the tree that bears acorns, the oak
    3. (by resemblance)
      1. barnacle
      2. glans penis
      3. an iron peg, bolt-pin
      4. (medicine) suppository, pledget, pessary

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek βάλανος (bálanos).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /ˈvalanos/
    • Hyphenation: βά‧λα‧νος

    Noun[edit]

    βάλανος (válanosf (plural βάλανοι)

    1. (medicine) glans penis (conical forming the head of the penis)
      Πήγα στο γιατρό επειδή έκαιγε η βάλανός μου.Píga sto giatró epeidí ékaige i válanós mou.I went to the doctor because my glans penis was burning.

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    • βάλανος in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]