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Ptyelon sputum grece inde emoptoica passio ab ema quod est sanguis et ptielon.


Ptyleon (-lõ AC) AC fp | Ptielon B | Ptileon e | Ptelon j
grece sputum | s. g. AC
{sputum} attempt at wrinting πτύελον /ptýelon/ in Greek script ms. p
emoptoica ABC f | emoptoyca e | emptoica j | em͠toica p
{passio} ab | ex j
{et} ptielon ABC | ptyleon fp | ptielan j | om. e


Ptyelon is Greek for Latin sputum {"spittle"}, and derived from it is Greek emoptoica passio {"blood-spitting disease"} from Greek ema which means in Latin sanguis {"blood"} and Greek ptielon {"spittle"}.


πτύαλον /ptýalon/, πτύελον /ptýelon/ - itacist /ptíelon/ - and πτύελοϛ /ptýelos/ are all variant forms meaning "sputum, saliva".

emoptoica passio:
αἱμοπτυϊκóς /haimoptyïkós/ "one who spits blood" is derived from Greek αἷμα /haîma/ - itacist /éma/ - "blood" + the root πτυ- /pty-/ - itacist /pti-/ - meaning "spit out or up" + the adjectival ending –ικός /-ikós/. Simon's assumption that πτύελον /ptýelon/ makes up the second part of the compound is only partially true as far as the word shares the same root πτυ- /pty-/ as e.g. in πτύω /ptýō/ "I spit".

WilfGunther (talk) 16/01/2014

See also: Sielos, Ptysis, Ema, Emoptoicus, Emoptois

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