Ancient Greek

edit

Etymology

edit

From Proto-Hellenic *makrós, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱrós, from *meh₂ḱ- (to increase). By surface analysis, μῆκος (mêkos) +‎ -ρός (-rós). Cognates include Latin macer and Old English mæger.

Pronunciation

edit
 

Adjective

edit

μᾰκρός (makrósm (feminine μᾰκρᾱ́, neuter μᾰκρόν); first/second declension

  1. long
  2. tall, deep
  3. far, distant
  4. (time) long
  5. (grammar, of vowels) long

Inflection

edit

Antonyms

edit

Derived terms

edit
edit

Descendants

edit
  • English: macro-, macron (via μακρόν (makrón))
  • Latin: macrochaeta

References

edit