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πτέρυξ

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From πτερόν "wing"

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [ptérʉkʰs]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ptˈɛrykʰs]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ptˈeryks]

Noun

πτέρυξ (genitive πτέρυγος) f, third declension; (pteruks)

  1. wing
  2. (in plural) feathers
  3. (poetic) flight
  4. Anything which resembles a wing: rudder, oar
  5. The flaps at the bottom of armour
  6. The edge of a sword or axe
  7. earlobe
  8. shoulder blade

Inflection

References

Strong’s concordance number: G4420

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