σπέρμα

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *spérmn̥, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *sper- + Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥. Cognate to Ancient Greek σπόρος ‎(spóros).

NounEdit

σπέρμα ‎(spérman ‎(genitive σπέρματος); third declension sperma may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek σπέρμα.

  1. seed
  2. semen

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek σπέρμα ‎(spérma, seed, semen)

NounEdit

σπέρμα ‎(spérman ‎(plural σπέρματα)

  1. (biology, botany) the seed, the seed of plants.
  2. (biology, medicine) the human and animal seed, semen, sperm
  3. (metaph.) the origin, the source, the germ, a primeval element
  4. (metaph.) offspring, the descendants, the race, issue.

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