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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Together with Latin fungus (mushroom, fungus) and Old Armenian սունկն (sunkn, tree-mushroom) a Mediterranean–Pontic Pre-Greek substrate loanword.[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

σπόγγος (spóngosm (genitive σπόγγου); second declension

  1. sponge
  2. (anatomy) tonsil

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 586–587

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