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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰebʰ-l-.

PronunciationEdit

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel α by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

NounEdit

κεφαλή (kephalḗf (genitive κεφαλῆς); first declension

  1. head
  2. a person's life (often in the sense of being in danger, similar to the English idiom "head is on the line").
  3. the top-most part
  4. the most important part
  5. (as in Byzantine Greek) a provincial governor

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˌce̞faˈli]
  • Hyphenation: κε‧φα‧λή

NounEdit

κεφαλή (kefalíf (plural κεφαλές)

  1. Alternative form of κεφάλι (kefáli)

DeclensionEdit