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Ancient GreekEdit


From φλέγω (phlégō, to set on fire, inflame) +‎ -μα (-ma).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰléŋ.ma/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpʰlɛɡ.ma/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɸleɣ.ma/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈfleɣ.ma/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈfleɣ.ma/
  • NounEdit

    φλέγμᾰ (phlégman (genitive φλέγμᾰτος); third declension

    1. flame, fire, heat
    2. (medicine) inflammation
    3. phlegm, a cold slimy humour of the body


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    Further readingEdit

    • φλέγμα in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • φλέγμα in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • φλέγμα in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • φλέγμα in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • φλέγμα in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.