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πῶυ

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *poh₂yu-, from *peh₂- (to protect), whence also Ancient Greek ποιμήν (poimḗn), shepherd, herdsmen). Cognate with Sanskrit पायु (pāyú), guard, protector).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [pɔ́ː̀ʉ]
  • (Koine): IPA: [pˈo̞ːy]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [pˈoy]

Noun

πῶυ (genitive πώεος) n, third declension; (pōu)

  1. flock of sheep

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