πῶυ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *poh₂yu-, from *peh₂- (to protect), whence also Ancient Greek ποιμήν (poimḗn, shepherd, herdsmen). Cognate with Sanskrit पायु (pāyú, guard, protector).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel υ by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

Noun[edit]

πῶυ (pôun (genitive πώεος); third declension

  1. flock of sheep

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