Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *úderos (abdomen, stomach) and cognate with Sanskrit उदर (udara, belly, abdomen), Latin uterus (womb) and Old Prussian weders (belly, stomach). This word must be separated from ὕδωρ (húdōr, water), since a full grade ὕδερ- is further unknown in Greek. The semantic shift from "belly" to "dropsy" is unproblematic, since Sanskrit उदर (udara) is also used in the sense of "pathologically swollen belly".

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Noun edit

ὕδερος (húderosm (genitive ὑδέρου); second declension

  1. (pathology) dropsy
    Synonym: ὕδρωψ (húdrōps)

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