γυνή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

γυνὴ καλέεται Σαπφὼ Λέσϐου.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman). Cognates include Mycenaean Greek 𐀓𐀙𐀊 (ku-na-ja), Sanskrit जनि (jani), Old Armenian կին (kin), and Old English cwēn (English queen).

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γῠνή (gunḗf (genitive γῠναικός); third declension

  1. woman, female
    Πᾶσα γυνὴ χόλος ἐστίν· ἔχει δ’ ἀγαθὰς δύο ὥρας, τὴν μίαν ἐν θαλάμῳ, τὴν μίαν ἐν θανάτῳ.
    Pâsa gunḕ khólos estín· ékhei d’ agathàs dúo hṓras, tḕn mían en thalámōi, tḕn mían en thanátōi.
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  2. wife

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