θηρίον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 

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
  5. (astronomy) the constellation Lupus

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: θηρίο (thirío)
  • Coptic: ⲑⲏⲣⲓⲟⲛ (thērion)
  • English: therio-
  • → Scientific Latin: -thērium

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