βάλανος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*gʷelh₂-

From earlier *gʷálanos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelh₂-; see there for cognates.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

βάλᾰνος ‎(bálanosf ‎(genitive βαλάνου); second declension

  1. acorn
  2. acorn-tree
  3. (by resemblance)
    1. barnacle
    2. glans membri virilis
    3. an iron peg, bolt-pin
    4. (medicine) suppository, pledget, pessary

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • LSJ 7th edition

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek βάλανος ‎(bálanos). See also βελανίδι ‎(velanídi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

βάλανος ‎(válanosf ‎(plural βάλανοι)

  1. (medicine) glans penis