γνάθος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₂dʰ-os, from a root *ǵneh₂dʰ-, related to *ǵénu- (jaw, cheek, chin), despite (as Beekes objects) not yielding *γνᾱθος as may be expected. Cognate with Lithuanian žándas (cheek) and English chin.

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Noun[edit]

γνᾰ́θος (gnáthosf (genitive γνᾰ́θου); second declension

  1. jaw
    1. narrow strait
  2. point, edge
  3. type of stone

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: γνάθος (gnáthos)
  • English: gnatho- (learned)
  • Late Latin: ganathus (learned)
  • New Latin: eurygnathus

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γνάθος (gnáthos).

Noun[edit]

γνάθος (gnáthosf (plural γνάθοι)

  1. jawbone (mandible or maxilla)

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