χορδή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰor.dɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kʰorˈde/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /xorˈði/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /xorˈði/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /xorˈði/
  • Noun[edit]

    χορδή (khordḗf (genitive χορδῆς); first declension

    1. (in the plural) guts, intestines
    2. string made of gut
    3. string, chord
    4. sausage

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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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