παράσιτος

Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

From παρά (pará, beside) +‎ σῖτος (sîtos, wheat, corn).

Pronunciation edit

 

Noun edit

πᾰράσῑτος (parásītosm (genitive πᾰρᾰσῑ́του); second declension

  1. one who eats at the table of another, parasite
  2. priest who had his meal at the public expense
  3. one who dines with a superior officer

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Descendants edit

  • Latin: parasītus

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