καρκίνος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Could be from a Proto-Indo-European *karkros, with cognates including Latin cancer, and possibly Sanskrit कर्कट (karkaṭa), although relationship with the latter is less certain. There are elements which point to a non-Indo-European origin, perhaps Pre-Greek.

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NounEdit

καρκίνος (karkinos) (genitive καρκίνου) m, second declension

  1. crab
  2. Cancer, the zodiac sign
  3. sore, ulcer, cancer
  4. items which resemble a crab's pincers
    1. pair of pincers, a type of torture instrument
    2. temple bones
    3. type of shoe
    4. type of bandage
    5. pair of compasses
    6. still

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SynonymsEdit

  • (cancer): καρκίνωμα (karkinōma)

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek καρκίνος (karkinos, crab)

NounEdit

καρκίνος (karkínosm (plural καρκίνοι)

  1. (medicine) cancer (disease of uncontrolled cellular proliferation)
  2. crab
  3. (astronomy, astrology) Cancer

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