στῆθος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As this word is also Doric and Aeolic, the connection with ἵστημι (hístēmi, to stand) must be given up. The similarity to στήνιον (stḗnion), Old Armenian ստին (stin, breast) and Sanskrit स्तन (stana, female breast) is hardly coincidental. If cognate, the relation between this word and στήνιον (stḗnion) would be like that of Latin plēnus (full) to πλῆθος (plêthos, multitude).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

στῆθος (stêthosn (genitive στήθεος or στήθους); third declension

  1. breast (of both sexes)
  2. breast as the seat of emotions, feelings
  3. ball of the foot or thumb
  4. (oncology) swelling, tumour
  5. breast-shaped hill or mound

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: stetho-
  • Greek: στήθος (stíthos)

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