ἀφύη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A derivation from ᾰ̓- (a-, un-) +‎ φύω (phúō, to grow) seems folk-etymological, but is defended by Meier-Brügger, suggesting a root *n̥-bʰúH-o- (without growth), which is a recent formation compared with Sanskrit अभ्व (abhva, monster). However, DELG keeps open the possibility of a substrate word.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ἀφῠ́η (aphúēf (genitive ἀφῠ́ης); first declension

  1. small fry of various fish

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: aphyē (see there for further descendants)

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