γάλα

See also: Gala, gala, gaļa, and gaļā

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Indo-European *glakt-, *galakt- (note Hittite 𒂵𒌨𒋻 (galaktar, soothing substance, nutrient), from 𒂵𒌨 (galak-, to soothe)). The variant γλάγος (glágos) was contracted from the second oblique stem. Related to Latin lac, Old Armenian կաթն (katʿn), Albanian dhallë and possibly Albanian gjoks.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

γᾰ́λᾰ (gálan (genitive γᾰ́λᾰκτος or γᾰ́λᾰκος); third declension

  1. milk
  2. milky sap
  3. the Milky Way galaxy

Usage notesEdit

γᾰ́λᾰ was sometimes treated as indeclinable.

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek γάλα (gála), from Proto-Indo-European *glakt-, *galakt-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɣala]
  • Hyphenation: γά‧λα

NounEdit

γάλα (gálan (plural γάλατα)

  1. milk
    κατσικίσιο γάλα (goat's milk)

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