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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root of βιβρώσκω (bibrṓskō, I eat) +‎ -μᾰ (-ma, object noun suffix).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /brɔ̂ː.ma/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈbro.ma/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈβro.ma/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈvro.ma/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈvro.ma/
  • NounEdit

    βρῶμᾰ (brôman (genitive βρώμᾰτος); third declension

    1. a shipworm (Teredo navalis) that bores into wooden piers, ships, etc.
    2. that which is eaten, food, meat
    3. (dentistry) cavity

    InflectionEdit

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