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πτῶμα

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From πίπτω "I fall"

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [ptɔ́ː̀ma]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ptˈo̞ːma]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ptˈoma]

Noun

πτῶμα (genitive πτώματος) n, third declension; (ptōma)

  1. fall
  2. misfortune, calamity, defeat
  3. one who has fallen: corpse, dead body
  4. of buildings: ruin

Inflection

References

Strong’s concordance number: G4430

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