πρόβλημα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From προβάλλω (probállō, I throw before) (from πρό (pró, before) + βάλλω (bállō, cast, throw)) +‎ -μα (-ma)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

πρόβλημα (próblēma) (genitive προβλήματος) n, third declension

  1. anything thrown forward or projecting
    1. a hindrance, obstacle
  2. anything put before one as a defense, bulwark, barrier, screen, shield, wall
    1. (with genitive) a defense against a thing
  3. anything put forward as an excuse or screen
  4. that which is proposed as a task, business
    1. (geometry) problem
      • bad argument #1 to 'lc' (string expected, got nil)
    2. (Logic of Aristotle) a question as to whether a statement is so or not
    3. a problem, difficulty

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition

Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɔvlima/
  • Hyphenation: πρό‧βλη‧μα

Noun[edit]

πρόβλημα (próvliman (plural προβλήματα)

  1. problem, trouble
  2. (mathematics) problem, sum

Declension[edit]