πόντος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pónteh₁s (path, road). Cognates include Sanskrit पथिन् (páthin), Old Armenian հուն (hun, riverbed), Latin pons, and Old English findan (English find).

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πόντος (póntos) (genitive πόντου) m, second declension

  1. the sea

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Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Venetian pont.

Noun[edit]

πόντος (póntosm (plural πόντοι)

  1. point (the unit of scoring in a game or competition)
  2. centimeter
  3. ladder (length of unravelled fabric in a knitted garment, especially in nylon stockings)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek πόντος (póntos, see above).

Noun[edit]

πόντος (póntosm (plural πόντοι)

  1. open sea, large sea
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The more common terms:

  • 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.)