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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, a typical Pre-Greek substrate borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

θᾰ́λᾰσσᾰ (thálassaf (genitive θᾰλᾰ́σσης); first declension

  1. sea
  2. the Mediterranean Sea
  3. channel
  4. salt water

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek θάλασσα (thálassa). Cognate with Tsakonian θάσσα (sea).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

θάλασσα (thálassaf (plural θάλασσες)

  1. sea
    Βαλτική Θάλασσα, Μεσόγειος ΘάλασσαValtikí Thálassa, Mesógeios ThálassaBaltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea
  2. sea (all the seas and oceans)
    Πήγε στη θάλασσα.Píge sti thálassa.He went to sea
  3. storm
    πολύ θάλασσαpolý thálassaheavy seas, stormy weather

Usage notesEdit

  • ωκεανός m (okeanós, ocean) (e.g. Atlantic, Pacific)
  • θάλασσα f (thálassa, larger sea) (e.g. Mediterranean, Baltic, Caribbean)
  • πέλαγος m (pélagos, smaller sea) (e.g. Adriatic, Aegean, Ionian)

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