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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Dissimilation of earlier *γράστερ (*gráster, devourer), from γράω (gráō, to eat).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

γᾰστήρ (gastḗrf (genitive γᾰστέρος or γᾰστρός); third declension

  1. belly
  2. womb
  3. stomach, appetite

Usage notesEdit

The root of γᾰστήρ (gastḗr) contains an ε (e) between τ (t) and ρ (r) which is often syncopated, leading to alternate forms such as genitive singular γαστέρος (gastéros) and γαστρός (gastrós), dative singular γαστέρι (gastéri) and γαστρί (gastrí), dative plural γαστῆρσι (gastêrsi) and γαστράσι (gastrási). The syncopated form is generally more common in forms with long suffixes, such as the aforementioned. The inflection table below lists the more common forms.

InflectionEdit

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