βραχίων

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From βρᾰχῠ́ς (brakhús, short), because the upper arm is shorter than the forearm.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /bra.kʰǐː.ɔːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /braˈkʰi.on/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /βraˈxi.on/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /vraˈçi.on/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /vraˈçi.on/
  • Noun[edit]

    βρᾰχῑ́ων (brakhī́ōnm (genitive βρᾰχῑ́ονος); third declension

    1. the (upper) arm, the shoulder
    2. (poetic) a symbol of strength

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    Adjective[edit]

    βρᾰχίων (brakhíōnm, f (neuter βρᾰχίον); third declension

    1. comparative degree of βρᾰχῠ́ς (brakhús): shorter

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