σπέρμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *spérmn̥, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *sper- + Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥. Cognate to Ancient Greek σπόρος(spóros).

Noun[edit]

σπέρμα (spérman (genitive σπέρματος); third declension

  1. seed
  2. semen

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπέρμα(spérma, seed, semen)

Noun[edit]

σπέρμα (spérman (plural σπέρματα)

  1. (biology, botany) the seed, the seed of plants.
  2. (biology, medicine) the human and animal seed, semen, sperm
  3. (metaph.) the origin, the source, the germ, a primeval element
  4. (metaph.) offspring, the descendants, the race, issue.

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