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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Originally a shortening of gyroscope.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gyro (plural gyros)

  1. A gyroscope.
  2. A gyrocompass.
  3. An autogyro.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Greek γύρος (gýros); from the turning of the meat on a spit. Doublet of gyre and gyrus.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjiː.ɹoʊ/, /ˈjɪɹoʊ/, /ˈʒɪɹoʊ/, /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/
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NounEdit

gyro (plural gyros)

  1. A style of Greek sandwich commonly filled with grilled meat, tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce.
    I'll have a gyro, please.
Usage notesEdit

The correct pronunciation of this word is disputed. The pronunciation /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/ is often proscribed. All of the listed pronunciations may be found in use. (The modern Greek pronunciation is /ˈʝiɾos/.):

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Greek γύρος (gýros).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gyro m (plural gyros)

  1. gyro; Alternative spelling of gyros (Greek sandwich)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From gȳrus (circle), from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gȳrō (present infinitive gȳrāre, perfect active gȳrāvī, supine gȳrātum); first conjugation

  1. I turn in a circle, wheel around, rotate.
  2. I circle, revolve around.

ConjugationEdit

   Conjugation of gȳrō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present gȳrō gȳrās gȳrat gȳrāmus gȳrātis gȳrant
imperfect gȳrābam gȳrābās gȳrābat gȳrābāmus gȳrābātis gȳrābant
future gȳrābō gȳrābis gȳrābit gȳrābimus gȳrābitis gȳrābunt
perfect gȳrāvī gȳrāvistī gȳrāvit gȳrāvimus gȳrāvistis gȳrāvērunt, gȳrāvēre
pluperfect gȳrāveram gȳrāverās gȳrāverat gȳrāverāmus gȳrāverātis gȳrāverant
future perfect gȳrāverō gȳrāveris gȳrāverit gȳrāverimus gȳrāveritis gȳrāverint
passive present gȳror gȳrāris, gȳrāre gȳrātur gȳrāmur gȳrāminī gȳrantur
imperfect gȳrābar gȳrābāris, gȳrābāre gȳrābātur gȳrābāmur gȳrābāminī gȳrābantur
future gȳrābor gȳrāberis, gȳrābere gȳrābitur gȳrābimur gȳrābiminī gȳrābuntur
perfect gȳrātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect gȳrātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect gȳrātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present gȳrem gȳrēs gȳret gȳrēmus gȳrētis gȳrent
imperfect gȳrārem gȳrārēs gȳrāret gȳrārēmus gȳrārētis gȳrārent
perfect gȳrāverim gȳrāverīs gȳrāverit gȳrāverīmus gȳrāverītis gȳrāverint
pluperfect gȳrāvissem gȳrāvissēs gȳrāvisset gȳrāvissēmus gȳrāvissētis gȳrāvissent
passive present gȳrer gȳrēris, gȳrēre gȳrētur gȳrēmur gȳrēminī gȳrentur
imperfect gȳrārer gȳrārēris, gȳrārēre gȳrārētur gȳrārēmur gȳrārēminī gȳrārentur
perfect gȳrātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect gȳrātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present gȳrā gȳrāte
future gȳrātō gȳrātō gȳrātōte gȳrantō
passive present gȳrāre gȳrāminī
future gȳrātor gȳrātor gȳrantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives gȳrāre gȳrāvisse gȳrātūrum esse gȳrārī gȳrātum esse gȳrātum īrī
participles gȳrāns gȳrātūrus gȳrātus gȳrandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
gȳrandī gȳrandō gȳrandum gȳrandō gȳrātum gȳrātū

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: girar
  • English: gyre, gyrate
  • French: gyrer
  • Friulian: girâ

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