σπόγγος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Together with Latin fungus (mushroom, fungus) and Old Armenian սունկն (sunkn, tree-mushroom) a Mediterranean–Pontic substrate loanword.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

σπόγγος (spóngosm (genitive σπόγγου); second declension

  1. sponge
  2. (anatomy) tonsil

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 586–587

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