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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kh₂u-l-eh₂ (tumour). Cognate with Proto-Slavic *kyla (rupture) and Proto-Germanic *haulaz (hernia). However the Attic form is still unexplained.

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NounEdit

κήλη (kḗlēf (genitive κήλης); first declension

  1. (pathology) A tumour
  2. (pathology) A hernia, a rupture
  3. The hump on a buffalo's back

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κήλη (kḗlē)

NounEdit

κήλη (kílif (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) hernia, rupture

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