φάρυγξ

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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]

φάρυγξ ‎(phárunx) (genitive φάρυγος); f m, third declension

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

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  • Primarily feminine, rarely masculine.

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