ἰχώρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.[1]. Possibly Pre-Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ῑ̓χώρ (īkhṓrm (genitive ῑ̓χῶρος); third declension

  1. ichor, the fluid which runs through the veins of gods
  2. lymph, serum, the watery part of blood
  3. whey, the watery part of milk
  4. gravy
  5. pus, discharge, impure fluid
  6. naphtha (probably as the supposed putrefaction of giants)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ῑ̓χώρ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 607-608

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