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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *sm̥-gʷelbʰ- (one/same womb), from *gʷelbʰ- (womb), equivalent to ἁ- (ha-, copulative prefix) +‎ δελφύς (delphús, womb). The initial /h/ is lost due to Grassmann's Law.

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

ᾰ̓δελφός (adelphósm (feminine ᾰ̓δελφή, neuter ᾰ̓δελφόν); first/second declension

  1. brotherly or sisterly
  2. double
  3. closely related, akin

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

ἀδελφός (adelphósm (genitive ἀδελφοῦ); second declension

  1. brother

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

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