, name of a parasite in the Eunuchus
of Terence, Ancient Greek γνάθων
(gnathōn) (probably from the genitive plural form of γνάθος
(gnathos, “jaw”)- the genitive singular, γνάθου
(gnathou, “jaw”), was used adjectivally with the the meaning "greedy
"); hence, a parasite in general.