ἀδελφός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sm̥-gʷelbʰ- ‎(one/same womb), from *gʷelbʰ- ‎(womb), equivalent to ἁ- ‎(ha-, copulative prefix) +‎ δελφύς ‎(delphús, womb). The initial /h/ is lost due to Grassmann's Law.

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Adjective[edit]

ᾰ̓δελφός ‎(adelphósm ‎(feminine ᾰ̓δελφή, neuter ᾰ̓δελφόν); first/second declension

  1. brotherly or sisterly
  2. double
  3. closely related, akin

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Noun[edit]

ἀδελφός ‎(adelphósm ‎(genitive ἀδελφοῦ); second declension

  1. brother

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