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Etymology of the French word épigastre

the French word épigastre
derived from the Greek word epigastrion, ἐπιγάστριον
derived from the Greek word gastrion
derived from the Late Greek word gaster, γαστήρ (belly; stomach; the stomach; by analogy, the matrix; figuratively, a gourmand)
derived from the Greek word epigastrios, ἐπιγάστριος
derived from the Late Greek word gaster, γαστήρ (belly; stomach; the stomach; by analogy, the matrix; figuratively, a gourmand)
using the Greek prefix epi-, ἐπι-
derived from the Byzantine Greek word epi, ἐπί (upon; properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case); over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.)

Date

The earliest known usage of épigastre in French dates from the 16th century.

Derivations in French

épigastrique, épigastralgie

Derivations in other languages

Romanian epigastru



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