κόπρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European [Term?]. Cognates include Old Irish cechar (quagmire, slough, bog), Sanskrit छगण (chagaṇa, dried cow-dung), and Lithuanian šikna (arse), šikti (defecate).

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Noun[edit]

κόπρος (kóprosf (genitive κόπρου); second declension

  1. dung, ordure
    1. (especially in husbandry) dung, manure
    • 8th c. BCE, Homer, Odyssey, 9.329–330 (transl. A.T. Murray):
      καὶ τὸ μὲν εὖ κατέθηκα κατακρύψας ὑπὸ κόπρῳ, ἥ ῥα κατὰ σπείους κέχυτο μεγάλ’ ἤλιθα πολλή·
      Then I laid it carefully away, hiding it beneath the dung, which lay in great heaps throughout the cave.
  2. filth, dirt
  3. a farmyard, dunghill

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Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόπρος (kópros).

Noun[edit]

κόπρος (kóprosf (uncountable)

  1. faeces, shit, manure
  2. dirt
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Noun[edit]

κόπρος (kóprosm (plural κόπροι)

  1. stray dog
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