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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

May be from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to swell).[1] See φαλλός (phallós).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

φάλλαινᾰ (phállainaf (genitive φαλλαίνης); first declension

  1. whale

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with φάλαινᾰ (phálaina, moth).

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 120

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GreekEdit

NounEdit

φάλλαινα (fállainaf (plural φάλλαινες)

  1. Alternative form of φάλαινα (fálaina)

DeclensionEdit