ᾠόν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *ōyyón, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm ‎(egg), argued to have been a derivative of *h₂éwis ‎(bird), whence also ᾱ̓ετός ‎(āetós, eagle). Cognates include Latin ōvum, Persian خایه ‎(xâye) and Old English ǣġ (English egg).

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Noun[edit]

ᾠόν ‎(ōiónn ‎(genitive ᾠοῦ); second declension

  1. egg
  2. seed

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: αβγό n ‎(avgó, egg)

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