φρήν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰrɛ̌ːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pʰren/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɸrin/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /frin/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /frin/
  • Noun[edit]

    φρήν (phrḗnf (genitive φρενός); third declension

    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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