ποταμός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Most commonly explained as related to πῑ́πτω (pī́ptō, to fall). Could also relate to πετάννῡμι (petánnūmi, to expand), which would make it identical to Proto-Germanic *faþmaz (embrace) (English fathom).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /po.ta.mós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /po.taˈmos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /po.taˈmos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /po.taˈmos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /po.taˈmos/
  • Noun[edit]

    ποτᾰμός (potamósm (genitive ποτᾰμοῦ); second declension

    1. river, stream
    2. canal

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek ποταμός (potamós)

    Noun[edit]

    ποταμός (potamósm (plural ποταμοί)

    1. Alternative form of ποτάμι (potámi) (river)

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