φθείρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Has been linked to φθείρω (phtheírō, to ruin, to destroy) which is of Indo-European origin, though the connection is doubtful and considered as a folk etymology.

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Noun[edit]

φθείρ (phtheírm (genitive φθειρός); third declension

  1. louse

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