ἀορτή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂wortéh₂, from *h₂wer- (whence ἀείρω (aeírō, to raise, lift, hang)).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ᾰ̓ορτή (aortḗf (genitive ᾰ̓ορτῆς); first declension

  1. (in the plural) the lower extremities of the windpipe
    1. (in the singular) aorta, the artery which proceeds from the left ventricle
      1. (in the plural) the arteries
  2. a knapsack that hangs from the shoulders

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: aorta
  • French: aorte
  • German: Aorta
  • Greek: αορτή (aortí)
  • Latin: āverta
  • Russian: аорта (aorta)
  • Spanish: aorta

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