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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

ἀ- (a-) +‎ σπίζω (spízō, to extend)

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ᾰ̓σπίς (aspísf (genitive ᾰ̓σπίδος); third declension

  1. shield
  2. collective, body of men-at-arms
  3. (military) on the left
    Antonym: δόρυ (dóru)
  4. a round, flat bowl
  5. a boss or knob on a door
  6. asp, Egyptian cobra
  7. ornament in the form of an asp

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: aspis
  • Latin: aspidium

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