φθίσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *kʷʰtʰítis, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰgʷʰítis (perishing, decrease). Cognates include Sanskrit क्षिति (kṣíti, perishing, downfall) and Latin sitis (thirst). Synchronically analysable as φθίω (phthíō) +‎ -σις (-sis).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰtʰí.sis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpʰtʰi.sis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɸθi.sis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈfθi.sis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈfθi.sis/
  • Noun[edit]

    φθῐ́σῐς (phthísisf (genitive φθῐ́σεως); third declension

    1. decline, decay
    2. atrophy
    3. consumption (disease)
    4. waning of the moon
    5. contraction of the eye

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