κριθή

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Etymology[edit]

Traditionally derived from a Proto-Indo-European *gʰérsdʰo-, with cognates including Latin hordeum, Old High German gersta, but there are phonetic difficulties with this. Rather closer are Albanian drithë and Old Armenian գարի(gari), as if from a Proto-Indo-European *gʰr̥yo-.

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Noun[edit]

κριθή (krithḗf (genitive κριθῆς); first declension

  1. barley
  2. pustule on the eyelid, stye
  3. barleycorn (unit of weight)
  4. penis

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