επαρχία

See also: ἐπαρχία

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learnedly, from Hellenistic Koine Greek ἐπαρχία (eparkhía) from Latin provincia. Also, semantic loan from French province, préfecture.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.paɾˈçi.a/
  • Hyphenation: ε‧παρ‧χί‧α

NounEdit

επαρχία (eparchíaf (plural επαρχίες)

  1. province
  2. eparchy, an administrative area in Greece; hundred.
  3. a bishop's province
  4. collectively, the provinces; any region away from the capital

Usage notesEdit

(administrative area): Each επαρχία (eparchía, eparchy) is a subdivision of a νομός (nomós, nome), a number of which make up a περιφέρεια (periféreia, periphery).

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ επαρχία in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.