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μαστός

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps related to μαδάω (madáō, to be moist)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

μαστός (mastós) (genitive μαστοῦ) m, second declension

  1. human breast, mamma
    1. (rarely of animals) udder
  2. any round, breast shaped object, such as a hill
    1. a round piece of wool fastened to the edge of nets
    2. among the Paphians, a breast-shaped cup

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

All usage contradicts the statement of the Grammarians that μαζός (mazós) is the man's breast, μαστός (mastós) the woman's.

ReferencesEdit

  • LSJ 8th edition

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Proto-Indo-European *maHd- (wet, glossy, fat, well-fed).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

μαστός (mastósm (plural μαστοί)

  1. breast

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

el:μαστός fr:μαστός li:μαστός mg:μαστός pl:μαστός chr:μαστός