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]

 

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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References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill