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παῖς

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the root *παϝις, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂u-. Cognates include Latin puer, Sanskrit पुत्र (putrá, son), and Avestan 𐬞𐬎𐬚𐬭𐬀 (puʮra, son).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

παῖς (paîs) (genitive παιδός); m f, third declension

  1. child, son, daughter
  2. young person, child, boy, girl
  3. slave, servant

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

The Doric genitive plural is παιδῶν and the Epic dative plural is παίδεσσι.

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