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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥. Connected with πέτομαι (pétomai, I fly).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pte.rón/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ptɛˈron/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /pteˈron/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /pteˈron/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /pteˈron/
  • NounEdit

    πτερόν (pterónn (genitive πτεροῦ); second declension

    1. feather
    2. wing
    3. Any winged creature
    4. Any wing-like object

    Usage notesEdit


    Further readingEdit

    • πτερόν in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • πτερόν in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • πτερόν in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • πτερόν in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • πτερόν in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • πτερόν in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.