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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek γλῶσσα (glôssa).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣlosa/
  • Hyphenation: γλώσ‧σα

NounEdit

γλώσσα (glóssaf (plural γλώσσες)

  1. (anatomy) tongue (muscular organ in the mouth used to eat and speak)
    Πρόσεξε μη δαγκώσεις κατά λάθος τη γλώσσα σου.Prósexe mi dagkóseis katá láthos ti glóssa sou.Be careful not to accidentally bite your tongue.
    Ο Παππούς έχει καρκίνο της γλώσσας.O Pappoús échei karkíno tis glóssas.Grandad has tongue cancer.
  2. Figurative senses.
    1. (figuratively, of a shoe) tongue (the flap of material that goes between the laces and the foot)
      η γλώσσα του παπουτσιούi glóssa tou papoutsioúthe tongue of the shoe
    2. (figuratively) tongue (an individual point of flame from a fire)
      πύρινες γλώσσες φωτιάςpýrines glósses fotiásfiery tongues of fire
    3. (figuratively) tongue (a long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or lake)
      γλώσσα στεριάς που προχωρεί στη θάλασσαglóssa steriás pou prochoreí sti thálassaa tongue of land which projects into the sea
  3. (linguistics, metonymically, all senses) language, tongue (words and methods of combining them understood by a community and used as a form of communication)
    Η Ελληνική είναι πλούσια γλώσσα.I Ellinikí eínai ploúsia glóssa.Greek is a rich language.
    Ποια είναι η επίσημη γλώσσα εδώ;Poia eínai i epísimi glóssa edó?What is the official language here?
    μητρική γλώσσαmitrikí glóssamother tongue
    φυσική γλώσσαfysikí glóssanative/natural language
    τεχνητή γλώσσαtechnití glóssaartificial language
  4. sole (Solea solea, a flatfish of the family Soleidae)
    Φάγαμε χθες γλώσσα για βραδινό.Fágame chthes glóssa gia vradinó.We ate sole yesterday for supper.

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