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οὐροπύγιον

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Ancient Greek

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Etymology

From ὄρρος "rump, tail" + πυγή "buttocks"

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [oːropʉː́ɡion]
  • (Koine): IPA: [uːro̞pˈyːɟio̞n]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [uropˈyʝion]

Noun

οὐροπύγιον (genitive οὐροπυγίου) n, second declension; (ouropūgion)

  1. The rump and tail feathers of a bird.
  2. The tail and/or rump of any animal.

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