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Particularly: “From the Ancient Greek σημᾰσῐ́ᾱ (sēmasíā)?”

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sɛː.ma.sí.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /se.maˈsi.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /si.maˈsi.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /si.maˈsi.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /si.maˈsi.a/
  • NounEdit

    σημᾰσῐ́ᾱ (sēmasíāf (genitive σημᾰσῐ́ᾱς); first declension

    1. the giving of a signal or command
    2. indication, designation
      1. (frequently in grammar) meaning, signification
        1. the title of a work by Chrysippus
      2. (music) notation
    3. the decisive appearance of a disease
    4. a mark
      1. of the Nile-flood
    5. address of a correspondent
    6. (in the phrase βασιλικὴ σημασία) a royal insigne or appearance

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek σημασία (sēmasía).

    PronunciationEdit

    • IPA(key): /simaˈsia/
    • Hyphenation: ση‧μα‧σί‧α

    NounEdit

    σημασία (simasíaf (plural σημασίες)

    1. (lexicography) meaning, sense (single conventional use of a word)
      Tο ρήμα “τρέχω” έχει πολλές σημασίες.To ríma “trécho” échei pollés simasíes.The verb “τρέχω” has many meanings.
      κυριολεκτική σημασίαkyriolektikí simasíaliteral sense
      μεταφορική σημασίαmetaforikí simasíametaphorical/figurative sense
    2. significance, importance, consequence (extent to which something matters)
      έχει σημασίαéchei simasíait matters
      άνευ σημασίαςánev simasíasunimportant, meaningless

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