πέρδιξ

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Traditionally explained as a derivative from πέρδομαι (pérdomai, I fart), due to the droning sound when partridges take the air. However, Beekes suggests a Pre-Greek origin, as he considers the suffix -ῑκ- to be of substrate origin.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

πέρδῑξ (pérdīxm or f (genitive πέρδῑκος); third declension

  1. partridge

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: πέρδικα (pérdika)
    • Aromanian: pirdic
  • Latin: perdīx (see there for further descendants)

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