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γαστήρ deriv. uncertain

I.the paunch, belly, Lat. venter, Hom., etc.: hence, γ. ἀσπίδος the hollow of a shield, Tyrtae.:—often to express greed or gluttony, γαστέρες οἶον mere bellies, Hes.; γαστρὸς ἐγκρατής master of his belly, γαστρὸς ἥττων a slave to it, Xen.
2.the paunch stuffed with mince-meat, a black-pudding, sausage, Od., Ar.
II.the womb, Lat. uterus, γαστέρι φέρειν to be with child, Il.; so, ἐκ γαστρός from the womb, from infancy, Theogn.; ἐν γαστρὶ ἔχειν Hdt.

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