πτέρυξ

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Connected with πτερόν (pterón, feather).

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πτέρῠξ (ptéruxf (genitive πτέρῠγος); third declension

  1. (usually in the plural) wing of a bird
    1. winged creature, bird
    2. (poetic) flight, augury, omen
  2. anything like a wing:
    1. (zootomy, in the plural) fins, flippers
      Synonym: πτερῠ́γῐᾰ (pterúgia)
    2. (in the plural) feathery foliage
      1. ivy (Hedera helix)
        Synonym: ᾰ̓́σπληνος (ásplēnos)
    3. blade of the steering paddle; rudder, oar
    4. flap of a cuirass
    5. broad edge of a sword or axe; (zootomy) beak of a swordfish
    6. (anatomy) lobe of the lungs; earlobe
    7. point of a building
    8. front frame of a torsion engine
    9. (anatomy) shoulder blade
    10. (in the plural) The title of a poem whose lines form a pattern like wings.
    11. (in the plural) sails
  3. anything that covers or protects like wings
    1. fence, wall
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