μαστός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to μαδάω (madáō, to be moist) or from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d- (wet, glossy, fat, well-fed).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /mas.tós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /masˈtos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /masˈtos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /masˈtos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /masˈtos/
  • Noun[edit]

    μᾰστός (mastósm (genitive μᾰστοῦ); second declension

    1. human breast, mamma
      1. (rarely of animals) udder
    2. any round, breast shaped object, such as a hill
      1. a round piece of wool fastened to the edge of nets
      2. among the Paphians, a breast-shaped cup

    Usage notes[edit]

    All usage contradicts the statement of the Grammarians that μαζός (mazós) is the man's breast, μαστός (mastós) the woman's.

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek μαστός (mastós).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /masˈtos/
    • Hyphenation: μα‧στός

    Noun[edit]

    μαστός (mastósm (plural μαστοί)

    1. (anatomy) breast (mammary gland)
    2. (zoology) udder

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