βασίλεια

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From basilew- (stem of βασιλεύς "king") and -ya (suffix of short-a first declension).

basilew-ya > basileyya (assimilation wy > yy) > basileya (shortening yy to y = i)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

βασίλεια (basíleia) (genitive βασιλείας) f, first declension

  1. princess, queen, noble woman

Inflection[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Smyth, Greek Grammar, paragraph 221: -ya in short-a first declension nouns
  • Paul Kiparsky, "Sonorant Clusters in Greek", Language, Vol. 43, No. 3, Part 1, pp. 619-635: Sep. 1967
  • LSJ

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