καρδία

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr. Cognate with Sanskrit हृदय (hṛdaya), Latin cor, Old Armenian սիրտ (sirt), Old English heorte (English heart).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kar.dí.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /karˈdi.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /karˈði.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /karˈði.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /karˈði.a/
  • Noun[edit]

    κᾰρδῐ́ᾱ (kardíāf (genitive κᾰρδῐ́ᾱς); first declension

    1. heart (as the source of emotion, love, etc.)
    2. mind
    3. stomach
    4. any hollow vessel
    5. center or inner part: pith (of wood), depth (of the sea)

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