φλέψ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Traditionally linked to a large group of words beginning with "φλ-", like φλέω (phléō), φλύω (phlúō) and φλύκταινα (phlúktaina). It has been supposed to be an enlargement in -gʷ- of Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to blow, swell), but it would not solve anything. Thus, a Pre-Greek origin is the most probable hypothesis.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

φλέψ (phlépsf (genitive φλεβός); third declension

  1. (anatomy) vein

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: phlebo-
  • Greek: φλέβα (fléva)

Further reading[edit]

  • φλέψ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • φλέψ in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • φλέψ in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • φλέψ in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • φλέψ in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • 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, →ISBN