ἐπιθυμία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to ἐπιθῡμέω (epithūméō, I long for), from ἐπι- (epi-, on) +‎ θῡμός (thūmós, heart).

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Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowels ι and ί by adding a macron after each one if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.
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Noun[edit]

ἐπιθῡμίᾱ (epithūmíāf (genitive ἐπιθῡμίᾱς); first declension

  1. yearning, longing, desire, craving
  2. Often with a negative connotation: lust

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