νῶτον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

There are no obvious cognates. If connected with Latin natis (rump), it can be either assumed a derivation from an old Proto-Indo-European root noun *n(e)h₃t- or a root *nh₂t-, which became thematicized in Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

νῶτον (nôtonn (genitive νώτου); second declension

  1. back, the rear part of the body
  2. chine of an animal served as food
  3. (figuratively) any wide surface, especially of the sea
  4. ridge of a hill, rock, saw
  5. back of a page

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: noto-
  • Greek: νώτα (nóta) (plurale tantum)

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