βδελυρός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The word is mostly explained as formed from βδέω (bdéō, to break wind) with a suffix "-λυ-", but this is hardly possible. The derivation of the adjective from βδέω (bdéō) is also not clear semantically. According to Beekes, it is from Pre-Greek.

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Adjective[edit]

βδελυρός (bdelurósm (feminine βδελυρᾱ́, neuter βδελυρόν); first/second declension

  1. disgusting, loathsome, blackguardly

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