πίθηκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Commonly connected with Latin foedus (ugly). Beekes argues for an origin as a substrate loan-word or perhaps Pre-Greek. The same suffix can be found in ἱέραξ (hiérax, falcon) and μύρμηξ (múrmēx, ant).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

πῐ́θηκος (píthēkosm (genitive πῐθήκου); second declension

  1. ape, monkey
  2. trickster, jackanapes
  3. dwarf

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: pithec-
  • Greek: πίθηκος (píthikos)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πίθηκος (píthēkos).

Noun[edit]

πίθηκος (píthikosm (plural πίθηκοι)

  1. ape, monkey
  2. an uncivilised person

Declension[edit]