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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *twerH- (to grab, seize, enclose).[1]

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /seː.rǎː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /siˈra/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /siˈra/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /siˈra/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /siˈra/
  • NounEdit

    σειρᾱ́ (seirā́f (genitive σειρᾶς); first declension

    1. cord, rope

    DeclensionEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill

    Further readingEdit


    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek σειρά (seirá). The sense “TV series” is a semantic loan from French série or from English serial.

    NounEdit

    σειρά (seiráf (plural σειρές)

    1. class (military; persons subject to the same intake)
    2. line (of text)
    3. order (arrangement, disposition, sequence; the state of being well arranged)
      αλφαβητική σειράalfavitikí seiráalphabetical order
    4. turn
      Είναι η σειρά μου να μιλήσω.Eínai i seirá mou na milíso.It's my turn to speak.
    5. series; serial; TV series
      Synonym: σήριαλ (sírial)

    DeclensionEdit

    Related termsEdit

    Further readingEdit

    • σειρά in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]