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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 contains an ε between τ and ρ which is often syncopated, leading to alternate forms such as genitive singular: γαστέρος and γαστρός, dative singular: γαστέρι and γαστρί, dative plural: γαστῆρσι and γαστράσι. 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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