σῦκον

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Since long connected with Latin fīcus and Old Armenian թուզ (tʿuz), and considered a borrowing from a Mediterranean or Anatolian substrate source, to which there are likewise to ascribe Hebrew שִׁקְמָה(šiqmā́, sycamore fig) – borrowed into συκάμινος (sukáminos) – and possibly Proto-Slavic *tyky (gourd). Martirosyan reconstructs a Mediterranean *tʰuōiḱo- or *tʰū(i)ḱo- (fig). For the sense of “vulva” Martirosyan compares dialectal Armenian թուզ (tʿuz, fig; vulva) and German Feige (fig; vulva).

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Noun[edit]

σῦκον (sûkonn (genitive σῡ́κου); second declension

  1. fig, the fruit of the συκῆ (sukê)
  2. a large wart on the eyelids
    1. hemorrhoids
  3. vulva

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  • Greek: σύκο (sýko)
  • Latin: syconus

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