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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : δύο(dúo)
    Ordinal : δεύτερος(deúteros)
    Adverbial : δίς(dís)

Uncertain. Traditionally viewed as a δύο(dúo, two) + -τερος(-teros, comparative suffix), but possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dews-, the root of δεύομαι(deúomai, to be inferior).

PronunciationEdit

 

NumeralEdit

δεύτερος ‎(deúteros)

  1. (ordinal) second of two
    1. conjoined with εἷς(heîs) or other numerals: another, a second
  2. (of things set in order) second, next, another
    1. (modifying a noun of time) after [+genitive = something], next
    2. (connected with ranking) next best [+ μετά (accusative) = after something or someone]
    3. (of quality) inferior
    4. less important, secondary [+genitive = than, to something or someone]
    5. δεύτερος οὐδενός(deúteros oudenós): second to none

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AdjectiveEdit

δεύτερος ‎(défterosm ‎(feminine δεύτερη, neuter δεύτερο)

  1. (ordinal) second
    Ήρθε δεύτερος στο Μαραθώνιο.‎ ― Írthe défteros sto Marathónio. ― He came second in the marathon.
  2. inferior, seconds
    δεύτερης ποιότητας‎ ― défteris poiótitas ― inferior quality

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Usage notesEdit
  • There are alternative learned forms:
    δευτέρου(deftérou) (masculine and neuter, genitive singular)
    δευτέρα(deftéra) (feminine, nominative, accusative and vocative singular)
    δευτέρας(deftéras) (feminine, genitive singular)
    δευτέρων(deftéron) (all genders, genitive plural)

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