κόνδυλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The formation is similar to δάκτυλος (dáktulos) and σφόνδυλος (sphóndulos); the bare stem is seen in κόνδοι (kóndoi, vertebrae). Most connections outside Greek, like Sanskrit कन्द (kanda, bulb) and Sanskrit कन्दुक (kanduka, playball, cushion) can be rejected straightaway. The word is probably of Pre-Greek origin, in view of the structure.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

κόνδῠλος (kóndulosm (genitive κονδῠ́λου); second declension

  1. (anatomy) knuckle (of any joint)
  2. knot in a string
  3. any hard, bony knob
  4. (pathology) swelling of the gum

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: κόνδυλος (kóndylos)

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

κόνδυλος (kóndylosm (plural κόνδυλοι)

  1. (botany) tuber
  2. (anatomy) condyle

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