δελφίς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Formation similar to ἀκτίς (aktís), γλωχίς (glōkhís) and ὠδίς (ōdís). From Proto-Indo-European *gʷelbʰ- (womb), so originally meaning " fish with a womb". Cognate with δελφύς (delphús, womb).

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Noun[edit]

δελφί̄ς (delphí̄sm (genitive δελφῖνος); third declension

  1. dolphin
  2. (astronomy) Delphinus, a constellation
  3. mass of lead shaped like a dolphin, hung at the yardarm and suddenly let down on the decks of the enemy's ships
  4. weight used to steady a ship under sail
    Synonym: κερκέτης (kerkétēs)
  5. (in the plural) stops in a machine

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: δελφίνι (delfíni)
  • Latin: delphīnus

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