φώνημα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

φωνέω ‎(phōnéō, I produce a sound or tone) +‎ -μᾰ ‎(-ma, that which is —)

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Noun[edit]

φώνημᾰ ‎(phṓnēman ‎(genitive φωνήματος); third declension fwnhma phonema may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek φώνημᾰ.

  1. sound made, utterance
    1. of a singer’s voice
    2. of a dog’s bark and ass’s bray
  2. thing spoken, speech, language

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A reborrowing from French phonème ‎(phoneme), from Ancient Greek φώνημα ‎(phṓnēma, sound made”, “utterance”; “thing spoken”, “speech”, “language).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

φώνημα ‎(fóniman ‎(plural φωνήματα)

  1. (linguistics) phoneme

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Related terms[edit]

  • see: φωνή n ‎(foní, sound, voice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2008) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary], 3rd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre