Greek edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Byzantine Greek σαράντα (saránta), from Ancient Greek τεσσαράκοντα (tessarákonta), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwr̥̄ḱomt, from earlier *kʷetwr̥-dḱomt (four-ten). The first three letters were mistaken for the article τὲς (tès, the, feminine accusative plural) in Medieval times, hence the loss. The memorial service is derived from the belief that Jesus Christ was resurrected for that period of time before ascending to Heaven.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /saˈɾan.da/
  • Hyphenation: σα‧ρά‧ντα

Numeral edit

σαράντα (saránta)

  1. (cardinal number) forty

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Noun edit

σαράντα (sarántan pl (indeclinable)

  1. (religion) Orthodox memorial service in the fortieth day

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Descendants edit

  • Romani: sarànda

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