πτέρυξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peth₂-

Connected with πτερόν ‎(pterón, wing)

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

πτέρυξ ‎(ptéruxf ‎(genitive πτέρυγος); third declension pteryx pteruc pterux may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek πτέρυξ.

  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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References[edit]

  • πτέρυξ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «πτέρυξ» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «πτέρυξ» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «πτέρυξ» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «πτέρυξ» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.