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Ancient Greek: pterón

« pʰobéomai̯ (fear) olíɡoi̯ (few) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Ancient Greek
Meaning:feather
Source form:πτερόν
Phonological form:pterón
Gloss:feather
Notes:G.sg. πτεροῦ.
Cognate codes:A

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Blažek, Václav. 2010. Glottochronogical analysis of the Greek lexicon: Modern, Tsakonian, Old and Mycenaean Greek. Graeco-Latina Brunensia, vol. 15.
Reliability: High
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Source: LSJ = H. G. Liddell, R. Scott. H. S. Jones. A Greek-English Lexicon. (Oxford, rev. ed. with supplement 1968)
Reliability: High
Comment: Often found in the plural as πτερά 'feathers, plumage'. A secondary use in poetical texts is often as a pars pro toto for πτέρυξ 'wing'.

Cognate coding

Cognate Class A
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Source: Buck, Carl Darling. 1949/1988. A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Prinicipal Indo-European Languages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Reliability: High