Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *dáḱru. Cognates include Latin lacruma, Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌲𐍂 (tagr), Old English tēar, Sanskrit अश्रु (aśru) and Old Armenian արտաւսր (artawsr).

Pronunciation edit


Noun edit

δᾰ́κρῠ (dákrun (genitive ); third declension

  1. tear
  2. Anything which drips like a tear: gum, sap

Inflection edit

Only the nominative singular δᾰ́κρῠ (dákru) and dative plural δᾰ́κρῠσῐ (dákrusi) are attested as being unambiguously from this form. The nominative plural δάκρῠα (dákrua) and genitive plural δακρῠ́ων (dakrúōn) can be from either this form or from δάκρυον (dákruon).

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Greek: δάκρυ (dákry)
  • English: dacryo-

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Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek δάκρυ (dákru), from Proto-Indo-European *dáḱru-.

Noun edit

δάκρυ (dákryn (plural δάκρυα)

  1. tear (from crying)

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