ἀδήν

See also: ἅδην

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Beekes suggests Proto-Indo-European *h₁en̥gʷ-ḗn, because *h₁n̥gʷ-ḗn would produce *endḗn by Rix Law (PIE *HRC > PG *e/a/oRC), and rejects the connection with Latin inguen ‎(groin) and Old Norse økkvenn ‎(thick, clodded).[1]

De Vaan prefers to derive it from Proto-Indo-European *n̥gʷḗn ‎(the naked one), from *negʷ- ‎(naked), preserving the connection with Latin inguen but excluding the Germanic forms.[2]

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἀδήν ‎(adḗnf, m ‎(genitive ἀδένος); third declension adhn aden may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ἀδήν.

  1. gland

Usage notesEdit

  • Originally feminine, later masculine.

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἀδήν”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 21
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “inguen, -inis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 303-304
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