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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *mlakos. Cognates include Old Irish malcad (rottenness, putrefaction), Old English malsc, and Sanskrit मूर्ख (mūrkha, stupid, foolish, silly, dull).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ma.la.kós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ma.laˈkos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ma.laˈkos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ma.laˈkos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ma.laˈkos/
  • 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

    InflectionEdit

    AntonymsEdit

    NounEdit

    μᾰλᾰκός (malakósm (genitive μᾰλᾰκοῦ); second declension

    1. the passive partner in a male homosexual act, catamite
    2. male prostitute (whose customers are also male)

    InflectionEdit

    Further readingEdit


    GreekEdit

    AdjectiveEdit

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

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

    DeclensionEdit

    Related termsEdit