ἔγκατα

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From ἐν(en). Confer with ἔσχατος(éskhatos).

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ἔγκᾰτᾰ ‎(énkatan ‎(genitive ἐγκᾰ́των); third declension

  1. bowels, entrails, intestines
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 9.293
      ἤσθιε δ᾽ ὥς τε λέων ὀρεσίτροφος, οὐδ᾽ ἀπέλειπεν, ἔγκατά τε σάρκας τε καὶ ὀστέα μυελόεντα
      He ate them as a mountain-nurtured lion, leaving naught—ate the entrails, and the flesh, and the marrowy bones.

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