ὀφθαλμός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, of Pre-Greek origin.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ὀφθᾰλμός (ophthalmósm (genitive ὀφθᾰλμοῦ); second declension

  1. eye
    Synonym: ὤψ (ṓps)
    1. (in the singular) eye of a master or ruler
    2. eye of heaven
    3. that which is dearest or best; light, cheer, comfort
    4. (botany) eye, bud (such as the eye of a potato)
    5. (surgery) surgical bandage covering one or both eyes
    6. (architecture, in the dual) disks forming the centers of the volutes of an Ionic capital
  2. sight
    Synonyms: ὅρᾱσῐς (hórāsis), εἶδος (eîdos)
  3. understanding
    Synonym: σῠ́νεσῐς (súnesis)
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DescendantsEdit

  • English: ophthalmo-, ophthalm-
  • Greek: οφθαλμός (ofthalmós)

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