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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright). Cognates include Latin lūx, Sanskrit रोचते (rocate), Old Armenian լոյս (loys) and Old English lēoht (noun), whence English light.

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λευκός (leukósm (feminine λευκή, neuter λευκόν); first/second declension

  1. bright, shining, gleaming
  2. light in color; white
  3. pale-skinned, weakly, cowardly
  4. fair, happy, joyful

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lefˈkos/
  • Hyphenation: λευ‧κός

AdjectiveEdit

λευκός (lefkósm (feminine λευκή, neuter λευκό)

  1. (literary, more formal) white
    • 1940 (pub), Seferis, Giorgos Ημερολόγιο Καταστρώματος, Α΄. [Logbook I] (in Greek @greek-language.gr (translation @books.google by Edmund Keeley, Philip Sherrard) retr:2018.09.10.
      Κι όμως τα πάντα ήταν λευκά γιατί ο μεγάλος ύπνος είναι
      λευκός κι ο μεγάλος θάνατος
      ήσυχος γαλήνιος ξεχωριστός μέσα σε μια απέραντη σιγή.
      Ki ómos ta pánta ítan lefká giatí o megálos ýpnos eínai
      lefkós ki o megálos thánatos
      ísychos galínios xechoristós mésa se mia apéranti sigí.
      And yet everything was white because the great sleep is
      white and the great death
      calm and serene and isolated in an endless silence.
    λευκό μάρμαρο, σύννεφο, χαμόγελο
    lefkó mármaro, sýnnefo, chamógelo
    white marble, cloud, smile
    λευκά δόντια, μαλλιά, σεντόνια, τυριά, κρασιά
    lefká dóntia, malliá, sentónia, tyriá, krasiá
    white teeth, hair, sheets, cheeses, wines
    Synonym: άσπρος (áspros)
    Antonym: μαύρος (mávros)
  2. (in set phrases) see Expressions and see Λευκός
    Ο Λευκός Οίκος βρίσκεται στην 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
    O Lefkós Oíkos vrísketai stin 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
    The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  3. (of animals)
    λευκός καρχαρίαςlefkós karcharíaswhite shark
  4. (figuratively) pure, blank, clean
    λευκό ποινικό μητρώοlefkó poinikó mitróoa clean criminal record
  5. see λευκός as noun
  6. and see λευκό neuter noun

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Expressions: (Also see expressions with άσπρος)

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λευκός (lefkósn (plural λευκοί)

  1. a white person
    Φυλετικές διακρίσεις των λευκών εναντίον των μαύρων.
    Fyletikés diakríseis ton lefkón enantíon ton mávron.
    Racial discriminations of the white against the black.

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