σφιγκτήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From σφίγγω (sphíngō, to strangle) +‎ -τήρ (-tḗr, agent noun suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

σφῐγκτήρ (sphinktḗrm (genitive σφῐγκτῆρος); third declension

  1. that which binds tight, lace, band
  2. muscle which closes an orifice, sphincter

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: σφιγκτήρας (sfigktíras)
  • Latin: spinter
  • Latin: sphincter

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