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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From πάλαι (pálai, long ago).

PronunciationEdit

 

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 antiquated, outdated

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AdjectiveEdit

παλαιός (palaiósm (feminine παλαιά, neuter παλαιό)

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

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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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