πύον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *puH- (rotten, foul), the same root of πύθομαι (púthomai, to putrify, decay) and πῡός (pūós, beestings, colostrum). Other Indo-European cognates are Latin pūs (pus), Proto-Germanic *fūlaz (foul), Sanskrit पुवस् (puvas, purulent matter) and Old Armenian փուտ (pʿut, rottenness, putrefaction).

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Noun[edit]

πῠ́ον (púonn (genitive πῠ́ου); second declension

  1. pus, discharge from a sore

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  • Greek: πύον (pýon)

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πύον (púon), from Ancient Greek πύθω (púthō) / πύθομαι (púthomai, to rot, to decompose), from *puH-.

Cognate with Sanskrit पूयति (pūyati, stinks, rots), Latin pus, Gothic 𐍆𐌿𐌻𐍃 (fuls, foul), Old English fūl (foul) and Latin puteō.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpion/
  • Hyphenation: πύ‧ον

Noun[edit]

πύον (pýonn

  1. (medicine) pus (substance composed of dead white blood cells and dead bacteria found in bacterial infections)
    Η πληγή του μάζευε πύον και έπρεπε να την τρυπήσει ο γιατρός.
    I pligí tou mázeve pýon kai éprepe na tin trypísei o giatrós.
    His wound was collecting pus and the doctor had to puncture it.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Frisk, Hjalmar (1960–1972) , “πύθομαι”, in Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), Heidelberg: Carl Winter