βδελυρός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

The word is mostly explained as formed from βδέω (bdéō, to break wind) with a suffix "-λυ-", but this is hardly possible. The derivation of the adjective from βδέω (bdéō) is also not clear semantically. According to Beekes, it is from Pre-Greek.

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AdjectiveEdit

βδελῠρός (bdelurósm (feminine βδελῠρᾱ́, neuter βδελῠρόν); first/second declension

  1. disgusting, loathsome, repulsive, blackguardly

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