tragico-, tragi-, trago-, trag-

(Greek: goat)

tragus (s) (noun), tragi (pl)
1. Any of the hairs growing at the entrance to the external acoustic meatus: Tragi refer to the hairs inside the ear passage, or hairs growing just inside the opening of the ear passage.
2. The pointed flap of cartilage that lies above the earlobe and partly covers the entrance to the ear passage: Stella thought it would be great to have a piercing on her tragus and not on her ear lobe.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin which came from Greek tragos, "the hairy part of the ear; a he-goat"; so called because of the hairs on it.

Related goat-word units: aego-; capri-; hirco-.