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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kowilos. Cognates include Latin cavus, Sanskrit कुल्या (kulyā), Old English hol (English hole, hollow).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kói̯.los/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈky.los/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈky.los/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈcy.los/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈci.los/
  • AdjectiveEdit

    κοῖλος (koîlosm (feminine κοίλη, neuter κοῖλον); first/second declension

    1. hollow, mostly as an epithet of ships
        1. (κοίλη ναῦς) the hollow or hold of a ship
        2. roomy
        3. empty
    2. (of places) lying in a hollow, or forming a hollow
      1. lying between cliffs
    3. sea swell
    4. plate
    5. (figuratively, of the voice) hollow
    6. (neuter substantive) a hollow, cavity
      1. (in the plural) flanks
    7. concave

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