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Ancient Greek: kardíaː

« akúɔː (hear) barýs (heavy) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Ancient Greek
Meaning:heart
Source form:καρδίᾱ
Phonological form:kardíaː
Gloss:heart
Notes:G.sg. καρδίας.
Cognate codes:J

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
Comment: Blažek gives also κῆρ from *k̑ḗrd but this form is normally restricted to Homeric and poetic language. καρδία reflects a zero-grade of the root *k̑r̥d- and is the regular Attic form.
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Source: Scarborough, Matthew (University of Cambridge/Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
Reliability: High
Comment: Note added to explain distribution of forms κῆρ vs. καρδία given by Blažek (2010).

Cognate coding

Cognate Class J
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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