κοῖλος

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • κόϊλος (koïlos) (Aeolic)
  • κώϊλος (kōïlos) (Aeolic)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kowos. Cognates include Latin cavus, Sanskrit कुल्या (kulyā), and Old English hol (English hole, hollow).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

κοῖλος (koilosm, κοίλη f, κοῖλον n; first/second declension

  1. hollow, mostly as an epithet of ships
      1. (κοίλη ναῦς) the hollow or hold of a ship
      2. roomy
      3. empty
  2. (of places) lying in a hollow, or forming a hollow
    1. lying between cliffs
  3. sea swell
  4. plate
  5. (figuratively, of the voice) hollow
  6. (neuter substantive) a hollow, cavity
    1. (in the plural) flanks
  7. concave

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • LSJ 8th edition
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