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Ancient Greek: spérma

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Lexeme data

Language:Ancient Greek
Meaning:seed
Source form:σπέρμα
Phonological form:spérma
Gloss:seed
Notes:G.sg. σπέρματος.
Cognate codes:G

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Woodhouse, M.A. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary - A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. London: George Routledge & Sons.
Reliability: Doubtful
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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: Primarily in sense 'seed (of plants)' but secondarily of animals 'seed, semen'.

Cognate coding

Cognate Class G
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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.
Pages: 505
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)
Comment: similar forms in Baluchi