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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Unexplained. Like σάκκος (sákkos, sack), probably foreign. The suffix -ακ- points to Pre-Greek origin. The word has also been compared with Lithuanian dundùlis (puffed, big-bellied), but this is only speculation.

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θῡ́λᾰκος (thū́lakosm (genitive θῡλᾰ́κου); second declension

  1. sack, bag, used especially to carry meal in
  2. (zoology) sack in which the eggs of the tunny are enveloped
  3. (in the plural) loose trousers of Persians and other Orientals
  4. ball used for physical exercise

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