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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *pilos. Cognates include Latin pilus (a hair), pila (a ball), Old Church Slavonic плъсть (plŭstĭ), and Old English felt (English felt).




πῖλος (pîlosm (genitive πῑ́λου); second declension

  1. wool or hair wrought into felt
  2. anything made of felt, especially a felt skullcap
    1. a felt shoe
    2. felt cloth
  3. a cottony ball formed on some trees
    1. a ball, globe
  4. translation for Latin pilus, as in primus pilus



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Further readingEdit

  • πῖλος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • πῖλος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • πῖλος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • πῖλος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • πῖλος in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • felt idem, page 315.