φρήν

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PIE root
*gʷʰren-

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰren- ‎(soul, mind). Related to Old Norse grunr ‎(suspicious).

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φρήν ‎(phrḗnf ‎(genitive φρενός); third declension phren frhn may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek φρήν.

  1. (often in the plural) The midriff, stomach and lower chest or breast
  2. The seat of emotions, heart; seat of bodily appetites such as hunger
  3. The seat of intellect, wits, mind
  4. will, purpose

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