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ἀμφίσβαινα

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From ἀμφίς "on both sides" + βαίνω "I go"

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [ampʰízba͜ɪna]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ampʰˈizbɛːna]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ãɸˈizβena]

Noun

ἀμφίσβαινα (genitive ἀμφισβαίνης) f, first declension; (amphisbaina)

  1. A kind of serpent which can go backwards or forwards
  2. Veins which run between the breast and generative organs

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