γάλα

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See also: Gala, gala, gaļa, and gaļā

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either inherited from Proto-Indo-European *glakt-/*galakt- (note Hittite [script needed] (galaktar, soothing substance, nutriment), from galak- 'to soothe') or a loaned Wanderwort from an unknown Mediterranean source, possibly Pre-Greek. Related to Latin lac, Old Armenian կաթն (katʿn) and possibly Albanian gjoks.

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γάλα (gála) (genitive γάλακτος or γάλακος); n, third declension;

  1. milk
  2. milky sap
  3. the Milky Way galaxy

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Alternative forms for the genitive singular and dative singular are γάλακος and γάλακι respectively. In addition, γάλα was sometimes treated as indeclinable.

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Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɣala]
  • Hyphenation: γά‧λα

Noun[edit]

γάλα (gálan (plural γάλατα)

  1. milk
    κατσικίσιο γάλα (goat's milk)

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