φάρυγξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Could be related to φᾶρος (phâros, cloth, cloak). Also compare Latin frūmen and Old Armenian երբուծ (erbuc). However, the -γγ- argues for a Pre-Greek origin. Compare λάρυγξ.

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Noun[edit]

φᾰ́ρῠγξ (phárunxf, m (genitive φᾰ́ρῠγος or φᾰ́ρῠγγος); third declension

  1. windpipe
  2. throat
  3. esophagus
  4. pharynx
  5. neck
  6. dewlap

Usage notes[edit]

  • Primarily feminine, rarely masculine.

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References[edit]

  • φάρυγξ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • φάρυγξ in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • φάρυγξ in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «φάρυγξ» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill