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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    Γυναῖκα γὰρ δὴ συμπονεῖν γυναικὶ χρή.
    Gunaîka gàr dḕ sumponeîn gunaikì khrḗ.
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  2. wife

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