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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps related to μαδάω (madáō, to be moist) or from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d- (wet, glossy, fat, well-fed).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

μᾰστός (mastósm (genitive μᾰστοῦ); second declension

  1. human breast, mamma
    1. (rarely of animals) udder
  2. any round, breast shaped object, such as a hill
    1. a round piece of wool fastened to the edge of nets
    2. among the Paphians, a breast-shaped cup

Usage notesEdit

All usage contradicts the statement of the Grammarians that μαζός (mazós) is the man's breast, μαστός (mastós) the woman's.

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μαστός (mastós).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /masˈtos/
  • Hyphenation: μα‧στός

NounEdit

μαστός (mastósm (plural μαστοί)

  1. (anatomy) breast (mammary gland)
  2. (zoology) udder

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