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Lecture

CLA201 Greek Unit 12


Department
Classics
Course Code
CLA201H1
Professor
Traill

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CLA201 H1S GREEK UNIT 12
O- (omicron [also omega] & pi & phi) pp 193-199
oon = egg (originally OFON, cf. L ovum p 102)
e.g. oophoron, oocyte, oogenesis
op- (from perfect of verb horaein) = to see
opsis = appearance, prosopon = face,
optos/ē/on = seen, omma and ophthalmos = eye,
e.g. autopsy, myopic, ophthalmology, optics, optometry
orchis/orchidos = testicle, & a plant (because of shape)
e.g. orchid, orchidalgia, orchidectomy
organon (related to ergon) = instrument or tool,
e.g. organ, organism, organize, organization, microorganism
ornis/ornithos = bird, e.g. ornithology
orthos = straight, correct
e.g. orthography, orthopedics, orthodox
osmē = smell, ozē = stench
e.g. ozone (lit smelling), osmium, osmosis
ōthein = to push, ōsmos = thrusting, e.g. osmosis APC
osteon = bone (cf L os/ossis p 111), e.g. osteology,
osteoporosis
ostrakon = shell, e.g. ostracize
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