πίθηκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Commonly connected with Latin foedus (ugly), as if from a Proto-Indo-European *bʰid-, *bʰoyd-. Beekes argues for an origin as a substrate loan-word or perhaps Pre-Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pí.tʰɛː.kos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpi.tʰe.kos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpi.θi.kos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpi.θi.kos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpi.θi.kos/
  • Noun[edit]

    πῐ́θηκος (píthēkosm (genitive πῐθήκου); second declension

    1. ape, monkey
    2. trickster
    3. dwarf

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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

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