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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

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

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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

DeclensionEdit

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