Ancient Greek

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Etymology

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From Proto-Hellenic *gʷomnós by Cowgill's Law (o → u between labial and resonant), from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷmós by metathesis (possible taboo deformation; if the metathesis didn't happen we would have *νυγμός), from *nogʷós; see there for the cognates.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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γυμνός (gumnósm (feminine γυμνή, neuter γυμνόν); first/second declension

  1. naked, nude, unclad
  2. unarmed, without armor, defenseless
  3. bare, uncovered
  4. stripped, destitute
  5. lightly clad
  6. mere

Inflection

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Greek: γυμνός (gymnós)

Further reading

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Greek

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek γυμνός (gumnós), from Proto-Hellenic *gʷomnós, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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γυμνός (gymnósm (feminine γυμνή, neuter γυμνό)

  1. naked, unsheathed, bare.

Declension

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Derived terms

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see: γυμνάζω (gymnázo, to train, to exercise)