πεδίον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ped-, and related to πούς(poús, foot). Compare πέδον(pédon, soil, ground).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

πεδίον (pedíonn (genitive πεδίου); second declension

  1. open country, field, plain, flat
  2. metatarsus
  3. female genitals
    • the Lysistrata:
      νὴ μὰ Δία Βοιωτία, καλόν γ᾽ ἔχουσα τὸ πεδίον

Usage notes[edit]

The line in the Lysistrata uses this term in an innuendo (wordplay on its usual meaning of "plain") to refer to a female's genitals.

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