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EtymologyEdit

From stem ζωντ- of the indeclinable medieval participle Byzantine Greek ζῶντα from ancient participle ζῶν of verb ζῶ ().[1] With suffix -ανός for adjectives.[2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /zon.daˈnos/
  • Hyphenation: ζω‧ντα‧νός

AdjectiveEdit

ζωντανός (zontanósm (feminine ζωντανή, neuter ζωντανό)

  1. alive, living
  2. (figuratively) lively

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ζωντανός in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2002) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre