χορδή

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From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (bowel). Cognates include Sanskrit हिर (hira), Latin hernia, and Old English ġearn (English yarn).

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χορδή (khordḗf (genitive χορδῆς); first declension

  1. (in the plural) guts, intestines, tripe
  2. that which is made from guts:
    1. string of gut, chord, especially of a lyre or harp
      1. (music) musical note
    2. sausage, black pudding
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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χορδή (khordḗ).

Noun[edit]

χορδή (chordíf (plural χορδές)

  1. bow string
  2. (geometry) chord (of a circle)
  3. (music) string (of violin, piano, etc)
  4. (anatomy) vocal cord, vocal fold
  5. (physics) string
    θεωρία χορδών (string theory)
  6. any long, very thin structure

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