λάρυγξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Connected to Latin lurcō (to eat greedily, guzzle) and Middle High German slurc (throat) by Pokorny, possibly reshaped according to φάρυγξ (phárunx). Pre-Greek according to Beekes, due to the prenasalized suffix -υγγ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

λᾰ́ρυγξ (lárunxm (genitive λᾰ́ρυγγος); third declension

  1. larynx, upper part of windpipe
  2. windpipe
  3. gullet, throat

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: λάρυγγας (láryngas), λαρύγγι (larúngi)
  • English: larynx
  • Italian: laringe

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