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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From πάλαι (pálai, long ago).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pa.lai̯.ós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pa.lɛˈos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /pa.lɛˈos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /pa.leˈos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /pa.leˈos/
  • AdjectiveEdit

    πᾰλαιός (palaiósm (feminine πᾰλαιᾱ́, neuter πᾰλαιόν); first/second declension

    1. old, aged
      Synonyms: γεραιός (geraiós)
    2. ancient, of times past
    3. time-honoured, venerable
    4. antiquated, outdated

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    GreekEdit

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    AdjectiveEdit

    παλαιός (palaiósm (feminine παλαιά, neuter παλαιό)

    1. long established, old, former, not modern, worn out

    Usage notesEdit

    • In general, for positive forms, παλιός is more common than παλαιός, however with the degrees of comparison forms inflected from παλαιότερος and παλαιότατος are more frequent than those from παλιότερος and παλιότατος.

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