ἔγκατα

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /éŋ.ka.ta/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɛŋ.ka.ta/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈeŋ.ka.ta/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈeŋ.ɡa.ta/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈeŋ.ɡa.ta/
  • Noun[edit]

    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
        ḗsthie d᾽ hṓs te léōn oresítrophos, oud᾽ apéleipen, énkatá te sárkas te kaì ostéa muelóenta
        He ate them as a mountain-nurtured lion, leaving naught—ate the entrails, and the flesh, and the marrowy bones.

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