ὄρχις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃erǵʰi-. Cognates include Old Armenian որձիք (orjikʿ, testicles), Avestan 𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬌 (ǝrǝzi), Albanian herdhe, and Irish uirge

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ór.kʰis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈor.kʰis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈor.xis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈor.çis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈor.çis/
  • Noun[edit]

    ὄρχις (órkhism, f (genitive ὄρχεως or ὄρχῐος); third declension

    1. (masculine, often plural) testicle
    2. (masculine) ovary
    3. (masculine) orchid
    4. (feminine) a type of olive

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