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Particularly: “The LSJ cites θῆσαι (thêsai), apparently the second-person singular present indicative mediopassive form of θάω (tháō, I suck).”

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /tʰɛː.lɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /tʰeˈle/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /θiˈli/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /θiˈli/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /θiˈli/
  • NounEdit

    θηλή (thēlḗf (genitive θηλῆς); first declension

    1. a teat, a nipple
    2. the head of a pole
      • PLond. 3.1164h.9

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek θηλή (thēlḗ).

    PronunciationEdit

    • IPA(key): [θiˈli]
    • Hyphenation: θη‧λή

    NounEdit

    θηλή (thilíf (plural θηλές)

    1. (anatomy) nipple, teat
    2. teat

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