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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.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /leu̯.kós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /leʍˈkos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /leɸˈkos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /lefˈkos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /lefˈkos/
  • AdjectiveEdit

    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).

    AdjectiveEdit

    λευκός (lefkósm (feminine λευκή, neuter λευκό)

    1. (literary) white
      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.
    2. blank, clean
      λευκό ποινικό μητρώοlefkó poinikó mitróoa clean criminal record

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