CLA201 Greek Unit 10

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CLA201 H1S GREEK UNIT 10
L- (lambda) & M- (mu) & N- (nu) pp 181-186
lambanein (past lab-) = to take, labē = handle,
lēpsis (ΛΗΨΙΣ) = seizing, e.g. astrolabe
epilepsy, narkolepsy (cf. hairein p 167)
labyrinthos = labyrinth
laiein = to talk, e.g. palilalia, bradylalia, alalia
lampein = to shine, lampros = bright, e.g. lamp
larynx, laryngos = larynx (upper windpipe),
e.g. otorhinolaryngologist, laryngitis
leichen = tree-moss, e.g. lichen
leios/a/on = smooth, e.g. leiodermia
leipein (past = lip) = to abandon, e.g. ellipse
leōn/leōntos = lion, e.g. lion, Leonid
lepein = to peel, leptos = thin
lepis = scale, lepros = scaly
lemma = something peeled off, e.g. lepton, leprosy,
leptophonia, leptocephalus, lepidosaur
lēthē/lēthargia (ΛHΘH) = forgetfulness, e.g. Lethe,
lethargy (cf. L let(h)um p 106)
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