γυμνός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *gʷomnós by Cowgill's Law (o → u between labial and resonant), from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷmós by metathesis (possible taboo deformation), from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós; see there for the cognates.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

γυμνός ‎(gumnósm ‎(feminine γυμνή, neuter γυμνόν); first/second declension

  1. naked, unclad
  2. unarmed, without armor, defenseless
  3. bare, uncovered
  4. stripped, destitute
  5. lightly clad
  6. mere

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References[edit]

Dorothy Disterheft et al. Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph 20. Gen. eds. A. Richard Diebold and Edgar C. Polomé. Washington: Institute for the Study of Man, 1997. 75-92.


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γυμνός(gumnós), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

γυμνός ‎(gymnósm ‎(feminine γυμνόςηή, neuter γυμνός)

  1. naked, unsheathed, bare.

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Related terms[edit]

see: γυμνάζω(gymnázo, to train, to exercise)