ὄρχις

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See also: όρχις

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

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

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: όρχις m (órchis)
  • Latin: orchis

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