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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *mlakos, from *mel- (soft). Cognate with Old Irish malcad (rottenness, putrefaction), Proto-Germanic *malskaz, Sanskrit मूर्ख (mūrkha, stupid, foolish, silly, dull). Compare μαλθακός (malthakós).

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AdjectiveEdit

μᾰλᾰκός (malakósm (feminine μᾰλᾰκή, neuter μᾰλᾰκόν); first/second declension

  1. soft
  2. gentle
    1. light, mild
  3. (of persons, modes of life) soft, mild, gentle
    1. (in a bad sense) soft, yielding, remiss
      1. faint-hearted, effeminate, cowardly
      2. incapable of bearing pain
      3. (of music) soft, effeminate
      4. (of reasoning) weak, loose
  4. effeminate

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: malaco-
  • French: malaco-
  • Italian: malaco-

NounEdit

μᾰλᾰκός (malakósm (genitive μᾰλᾰκοῦ); second declension

  1. catamite

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GreekEdit

AdjectiveEdit

μαλακός (malakósm (feminine μαλακή or μαλακιά, neuter μαλακό)

  1. soft
  2. meek, compliant
  3. gentle, mild, mild mannered, mellow
  4. (metallurgy) malleable

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