φάλλαινα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

May be from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to swell).[1] See φαλλός (phallós).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

φάλλαινᾰ (phállainaf (genitive φαλλαίνης); first declension

  1. whale

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with φάλαινᾰ (phálaina, moth).

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 120

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

φάλλαινα (fállainaf (plural φάλλαινες)

  1. Alternative form of φάλαινα (fálaina)

Declension[edit]