οὐροβόρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A compound of οὐρά (ourá, tail) + -βόρος (-bóros, -devouring”, “-swallowing), which is derived from the verb βιβρώσκω (bibrṓskō, to eat up).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

οὐροβόρος (ourobórosm or f (neuter οὐροβόρον); second declension

  1. devouring its tail

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ouroboros
  • Italian: uroboro

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