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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *plk-s, from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (flat, broad, plain), sharing several Germanic cognates with Proto-Germanic *flaką (something flat); more at English flake.

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NounEdit

πλάξ (pláxf (genitive πλᾰκός); third declension

  1. anything flat and broad
    1. esp. flat land, plain, the ocean surface
    2. flat stone, tablet
      1. tombstone, slab (e.g. of marble)
      2. plate
    3. (in the plural) flaps, tail fins (e.g. of crustaceans)

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