μάσταξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes, possibly of Pre-Greek origin and related to μασάομαι (masáomai) and μαστάζω (mastázō). The formation is similar to πόρταξ (pórtax) and μύλαξ (múlax).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μάσταξ (mástaxf (genitive μάστακος); third declension

  1. mouth, jaws, that with which one chews
  2. mouthful, morsel
  3. locust (because of its voracity)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: mastax
  • English: mastoid

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