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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃-. Cognates include Latin helvus (honey-yellow), Sanskrit हरि (hari, yellow, tawny) and Persian زر (zar, gold)

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰo.lɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kʰoˈle/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /xoˈli/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /xoˈli/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /xoˈli/
  • NounEdit

    χολή (kholḗf (genitive χολῆς); first declension

    1. gall, bile
    2. (in the plural) gall bladder
    3. bitterness, wrath, anger
    4. disgust, aversion

    InflectionEdit

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek χολή (kholḗ), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel-.

    NounEdit

    χολή (cholíf (plural χολές)

    1. gall, bile
    2. (colloquial) gall bladder
    3. (figuratively) bitterness, wrath, anger, bile

    DeclensionEdit

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