κύτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes derived from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewH-, related to Ancient Greek σκῦτος (skûtos, hide, leather), Latin cutis (skin) and English hide.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

κῠ́τος (kútosn (genitive κῠ́τους); third declension

  1. a hollow
  2. any vessel; e.g. a jar, an urn, a vase, etc.
  3. (used of any hollow container) the occiput, the chest, a plant’s root, the uterus, an ox’s abomasum, the body in general, the trunk thereof, metaphorically the polis, etc.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: κύτος (kýtos)
  • Latin: monocytus (Taxonomic Latin)

References[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κύτος (kútos).[1]

Noun[edit]

κύτος (kýtosn (plural κύτη)

  1. vessel (vase, jug, ewer, urn)
  2. hold (of ship or aeroplane)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ κύτος in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.