σκέλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *skélos (curve, bending), from *(s)kel- (to curve, bend).

Possibly related are σκελίς (skelís), σχελίς (skhelís, rib(s) (of beef)), but these may instead be from *(s)kelH- (to cut, carve, split) (cf. σκάλλω (skállō), σκύλλω (skúllō)), or Pre-Greek.

Noun[edit]

σκέλος (skélosn (genitive σκέλεος); third declension

  1. (anatomy) leg

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

σκέλος (skélosn

  1. leg
  2. part (distinct element of anything consisting of alike elements)

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