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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *yós, like the basic relative pronoun ὅς (hós), + the same suffix as Latin tālis (such) and quālis ([such] as) +‎ -κός (-kós, adjective suffix). Cf. ἧλιξ (hêlix)

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AdjectiveEdit

ἡλῐ́κος (hēlíkosm (feminine ἡλῐ́κη, neuter ἡλῐ́κον); first/second declension

  1. (relative adjective) as big or great as, as old as
    • 330 BCE, Demosthenes, On the Crown 13:
      ἀλλ’ ἐφ’ οἷς ἀδικοῦντά μ’ ἑώρα τὴν πόλιν, οὖσί γε τηλικούτοις ἡλίκα νῦν ἐτραγῴδει καὶ διεξῄει, []
      all’ eph’ hoîs adikoûntá m’ heṓra tḕn pólin, oûsí ge tēlikoútois hēlíka nûn etragṓidei kaì diexḗiei, []
      But against whatever wrongs he saw me commit against the city, if they really are as great as he just now dramatized and recounted in detail, []
  2. (indirect interrogative adjective) how big; extraordinarily big or small
  3. (exclamatory adjective) how big!

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