χορδή

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (bowel). Cognates include Sanskrit हिर (hira), Latin hernia, and Old English ġearn (English yarn).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

χορδή (khordḗf (genitive χορδῆς); first declension

  1. (in the plural) guts, intestines
  2. string made of gut
  3. string, chord
  4. sausage

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: χορδή (chordí)
  • Latin: chorda (see there for further descendants)
  • Russian: хо́рда (xórda)

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek χορδή (khordḗ).

NounEdit

χορδή (chordíf (plural χορδές)

  1. bow string
  2. (geometry) chord (of a circle)
  3. (music) string (of violin, piano, etc)
  4. (anatomy) vocal cord, vocal fold
  5. (physics) string
    θεωρία χορδών (string theory)
  6. any long, very thin structure

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