Ancient Greek

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂- (head). Cognates include English harns, Old Norse hjarni, Latin cerebrum (all three meaning 'brain') and Avestan 𐬯𐬁𐬭𐬀 (sāra), Persian سر (sar) and Sanskrit शिरस् (śiras) (all three meaning 'head').

See as well κρᾱνίον (krāníon, skull), κέρας (kéras, horn) and κᾰ́ρᾱ (kárā, face).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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κᾰ́ρῠον (káruonn (genitive κᾰρῠ́ου); second declension

  1. nut (hard-shelled seed)

Inflection

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Greek: καρύδι (karýdi)
  • Latin: caryon
  • Translingual: Carya

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