παῖς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the root *παϝις, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂u-. Cognates include Latin puer, Sanskrit पुत्र (putrá, son), and Avestan 𐬞𐬎𐬚𐬭𐬀 (puʮra, son).

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Noun[edit]

παῖς (paîs) (genitive παιδός) m/f, third declension

  1. child, son, daughter
  2. young person, child, boy, girl
  3. slave, servant

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Usage notes[edit]

The Doric genitive plural is παιδῶν and the Epic dative plural is παίδεσσι.

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