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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *skéh₂-ih₂ ~ *skh₂-yéh₂-s (shadow).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ski.ǎː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /skiˈa/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /skiˈa/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /sciˈa/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /sciˈa/
  • NounEdit

    σκῐᾱ́ (skiā́f (genitive σκῐᾶς); first declension

    1. shadow
    2. shade (shelter from the sun)
    3. shade (spirit of someone dead)

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    NounEdit

    σκιά (skiáf (plural σκιές)

    1. shadow (usual and figurative English uses)
      1. dark area cast by light source
        θέατρο σκιών (shadow theatre)
      2. black area
        Ο ύποπτος χάθηκε μέσα στις σκιές της νύχτας. (The suspect disappeared into the shadows of the night.)
      3. follower, person following another, tail
      4. shadow effects (in typography, etc)
        σκιά ματιών (eye shadow)
      5. faded, weakened person
        σκιά του παλιού του εαυτού (shadow of his former self)

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