σκώληξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usually derived from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel- (to curve, bend), like σκέλος (skélos, leg) and σκολιός (skoliós, bent, crooked). The suffix "-ηκ-" is also found in σφήξ (sphḗx, wasp) and μύρμηξ (múrmēx, ant).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

σκώληξ (skṓlēxm (genitive σκώληκος); third declension

  1. worm

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: σκουλήκι (skoulíki), σκώληκας (skólikas)
  • English: scolex
  • Italian: scolice

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