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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *spérmn̥, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *sper- + Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥. Synchronically analysable as σπείρω (speírō) +‎ -μα (-ma). Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀟𐀔 (pe-ma).

NounEdit

σπέρμα (spérman (genitive σπέρματος); third declension

  1. seed
  2. semen

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited 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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