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πτέρνη

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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Ancient Greek

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Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *(t)persneh₂- (heel). Cognates include Latin perna and Sanskrit पार्ष्णि (pā́rṣṇi).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [ptérnɛː]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ptˈɛrneː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ptˈerni]

Noun

πτέρνη (pternē) f.

  1. heel
  2. hoof
  3. heel of a shoe
  4. footstep
  5. (metaphorically) foot or lower part of anything
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) ham (from Latin perna)

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