οδύνη

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Etymology[edit]

Learnedly, from Ancient Greek ὀδύνη (odúnē).[1] Stem ὀδ- related to the ancient ἔδω (édō, eat, devour), as the pain "devours" us.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oˈði.ni/
  • Hyphenation: ο‧δύ‧νη

Noun[edit]

οδύνη (odýnif (plural οδύνες)

  1. literally: extreme pain of the soul; sorrow, grief, anguish, unhappiness

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References[edit]

  1. ^ οδύνηΛεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2010), “οδύνη”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre