χοῖρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *kʰóřřos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰóryos (pig) (whence Proto-Albanian *darja and Albanian derr), from *ǵʰḗr (hedgehog) + *-yos.

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Noun[edit]

χοῖρος (khoîrosm (genitive χοίρου); second declension

  1. a pig, especially a young one.
  2. (generally) swine
  3. pudenda muliebria, woman parts
  4. a fish of the Nile

Usage notes[edit]

  • For the semantic shift of “pig” to “female genitalia”, compare the same Latin use of porcus.

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