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Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *kerp- ‎(pluck, harvest); see also West Frisian hjerst, Dutch herfst, German Herbst, Middle Low German hervest ‎(autumn) (Dutch Low Saxon haarfst ‎(autumn)), Danish høst, Latin carpere 'to seize', and κείρω ‎(keírō, to cut off).

NounEdit

καρπός ‎(karpósm ‎(genitive καρποῦ); second declension

  1. fruit, grain, produce, harvest
  2. the product of something: children (fruit of the body), poetry (fruit of the mind), profit
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Etymology 2Edit

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kʷerp- ‎(to turn); if so, related to Proto-Germanic *hwerbaną ‎(to turn) (English wharf).

NounEdit

καρπός ‎(karpósm ‎(genitive καρποῦ); second declension

  1. wrist
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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Edward A. Roberts (8 April 2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots: Volume I (A-G)[2], Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 978-1-4931-9108-6, page 323
  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill

GreekEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek καρπός ‎(karpós, fruit, grain).

NounEdit

καρπός ‎(karpósm ‎(plural καρποί)

  1. fruit, grain
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek καρπός ‎(karpós, wrist).

NounEdit

καρπός ‎(karpósm ‎(plural καρποί)

  1. (anatomy) wrist
DeclensionEdit
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