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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

  1. seed
  2. semen

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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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