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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Originally meaning a piece of meat, it derives from Proto-Indo-European *twerḱ- (to cut).

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NounEdit

σάρξ (sárxf (genitive σαρκός); third declension

  1. The material which covers the bones of a creature; flesh
  2. body
  3. the edible flesh of a fruit
  4. The seat of animalistic, immoral desires and thoughts, such as lust
  5. (Christianity) The physical or natural order, which is opposed to the spiritual

Usage notesEdit

Homer uses σάρξ almost entirely in the plural, with the singular usage specifying a specific part of the body. Later writers use the singular without this distinction.

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