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σαρκοφάγος

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Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sar.ko.pʰá.ɡos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /sar.koˈpʰa.ɡos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /sar.koˈɸa.ɣos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /sar.koˈfa.ɣos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /sar.koˈfa.ɣos/
  • Etymology 1Edit

    From σάρξ (sárx, flesh, meat) +‎ φᾰγεῖν (phageîn, to eat) +‎ -ος (-os).

    AdjectiveEdit

    σᾰρκοφᾰ́γος (sarkophágosm, f (neuter σᾰρκοφᾰ́γον); second declension

    1. flesh-eating, carnivorous
      Synonym: σαρκοβόρος (sarkobóros)
    DeclensionEdit

    Etymology 2Edit

    By ellipsis of [λίθος] σαρκοφάγος, a limestone found at Assos in Troas, remarkable for consuming the flesh of corpses laid in it; coffins were made of it, and such a coffin was called a σαρκοφάγος.

    NounEdit

    σᾰρκοφᾰ́γος (sarkophágosm (genitive σᾰρκοφᾰ́γου); second declension

    1. sarcophagus
    DeclensionEdit

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    Inherited from Ancient Greek σαρκοφάγος (sarkophágos). Synchronically analysable as a compound of σάρκα (sárka) +‎ -φάγος (-fágos).

    AdjectiveEdit

    σαρκοφάγος (sarkofágosm (feminine σαρκοφάγος, neuter σαρκοφάγο)

    1. carnivorous, meat-eating

    DeclensionEdit

    NounEdit

    σαρκοφάγος (sarkofágos) (plural σαρκοφάγοι)

    1. (feminine gender): sarcophagus
    2. (masculine and feminine genders): carnivore

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