ψιλός

See also: ψηλός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pre-Greek.[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

ψῑλός (psīlósm (feminine ψῑλή, neuter ψῑλόν); first/second declension

  1. naked, bare
  2. bald, smooth
  3. unclad, uncovered
  4. small, frail, delicate
  5. simple, plain
  6. (military) light (troops)
  7. unarmed
  8. (of words) without meter (i.e. prose)
  9. (poetry) without music (Epic vs Lyrical)
  10. (singing) without music (a capella)
  11. (music) without singing (instrumentals)
  12. (grammar) without the rough breathing (i.e. with the smooth breathing)
  13. (grammar) describing the unaspirated voiceless stops, π (p), τ (t), κ (k), as opposed to the aspirated voiceless stops, φ (ph), χ (kh), θ (th)

DeclensionEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (hairless, without rough breathing, unaspirated): δασύς (dasús)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ψῑλός”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 1668-1669

Further readingEdit


GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Ancient Greek ψιλός (psilós, naked).

AdjectiveEdit

ψιλός (psilósm (feminine ψιλή, neuter ψιλό)

  1. thin, fine, delicate

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

compare with: ψηλός (psilós, tall)