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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bak-. Cognates include Latin baculum and Irish bacc.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

βακτηρῐ́ᾱ (baktēríāf (genitive βακτηρῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. rod, staff, cane
    Ὃς φείδεται τῆς βακτηρίας μισεῖ τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ, ὁ δὲ ἀγαπῶν ἐπιμελῶς παιδεύει.
    Hòs pheídetai tês baktērías miseî tòn huiòn autoû, ho dè agapôn epimelôs paideúei.
    He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
  2. baton

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