from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of odontology.
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As a matter of interest, the word tooth and its cognates in many Indo-European languages (Latin dens, dent, etc.) may well have originated as a noun-participle meaning ` the eating thing, 'IE edent -, odont -, etc., the unstressed root vowel falling away at an early stage except in Greek.
[of hearts i have broken?]: I don't think any ... maybe one, bein mai ex. .but i odont think he'd be that hurt
a - proteros; ` in front '; aprotero - ` no front teeth' odont - ` tooth 'dont a - splanchna ` bowels' asplanch - ` bowelless 'nic a - stoma ` mouth' astomata ` mouthless '
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