πτέρυξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Connected with πτερόν (pterón, wing).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pté.ryks/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈptɛ.ryks/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpte.ryks/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpte.ryks/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpte.riks/
  • Noun[edit]

    πτέρῠξ (ptéruxf (genitive πτέρῠγος); third declension

    1. wing
    2. (in the plural) feathers
    3. (in the plural) fins
    4. (poetic) flight
    5. Anything which resembles a wing: rudder, oar
    6. The flaps at the bottom of armour
    7. The edge of a sword or axe
    8. earlobe
    9. shoulder blade

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