σάρξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originally meaning a piece of meat, it derives from Proto-Indo-European *twerḱ-(to cut).

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Noun[edit]

σάρξ ‎(sárxf ‎(genitive σαρκός); third declension

  1. The material which covers the bones of a creature: flesh
  2. body
  3. the edible flesh of a fruit
  4. The seat of animalistic/immoral desires and thoughts, such as lust
  5. That which is opposed to the spiritual

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Homer uses σάρξ almost entirely in the plural, with the singular usage specifying a specific part of the body. Later writers use the singular without this distinction.

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