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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰebʰ-l-.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ke.pʰa.lɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kɛ.pʰaˈle/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ke.ɸaˈli/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ce.faˈli/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ce.faˈli/
  • NounEdit

    κεφᾰλή (kephalḗf (genitive κεφᾰλῆς); 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. (Byzantine) a provincial governor

    DeclensionEdit

    Derived termsEdit

    DescendantsEdit

    Further readingEdit


    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalḗ).

    PronunciationEdit

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

    NounEdit

    κεφαλή (kefalíf (plural κεφαλές)

    1. Synonym of κεφάλι (kefáli)

    DeclensionEdit

    Further readingEdit

    • κεφαλή in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]