θηρίον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From θήρ (thḗr, animal, beast) +‎ -ῐον (-ion, diminutive suffix).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /tʰɛː.rí.on/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /tʰeˈri.on/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /θiˈri.on/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /θiˈri.on/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /θiˈri.on/
  • Noun[edit]

    θηρῐ́ον (thēríonn (genitive θηρῐ́ου); second declension

    1. wild animal, beast, savage beast
      1. animal
      2. a poisonous animal
    2. (diminutive) a small animal, insect, worm
    3. (medicine) a malignant ulcer
    4. a term of reproach

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