θάλασσα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from ἅλς "salt". Might be from Pre-Greek.

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Noun[edit]

θάλασσα (thálassa) (genitive θαλάσσης) f, first declension

  1. sea
  2. the Mediterranean Sea
  3. channel
  4. salt water

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Greek[edit]

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Noun[edit]

θάλασσα (thálassaf (plural θάλασσες)

  1. sea, ocean

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Usage notes[edit]

  • ωκεανός m (okeanós, ocean) (e.g. Atlantic, Pacific, etc.)
  • θάλασσα f (thálassa, larger sea) (e.g. Mediterranean, Baltic, Caribbean, etc.)
  • πέλαγος m (pélagos, smaller sea) (e.g. Adriatic, Aegean, Ionian, etc.)

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