ἀμφίσβαινα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ᾰ̓μφῐ́ς (amphís, on both sides) +‎ βαίνω (baínō, I go) +‎ -ῐᾰ (-ia).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /am.pʰíz.bai̯.na/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /amˈpʰiz.bɛ.na/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /amˈɸiz.βɛ.na/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /amˈfiz.ve.na/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /amˈfiz.ve.na/
  • Noun[edit]

    ᾰ̓μφῐ́σβαινᾰ (amphísbainaf (genitive ᾰ̓μφῐσβαίνης); first declension

    1. A kind of serpent which can go backwards or forwards
    2. Veins which run between the breast and generative organs

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