τραπέζι

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τραπέζιον (trapézion, small table), diminutive of τράπεζα (trápeza, a table). This is conventionally taken to be from a (virtual?) τετράπεζα (tetrápeza, four-footed), from τετράς (tetrás, four) and πέζα (péza, a foot, a leg), Doric and archaic form of πούς (poús, a foot). Sihler (1995) instead relates the first element to τρεῖς (treîs, three), noting that early tables had three legs, not four. Confer trapeze, trapezium, trapezophoron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tɾaˈpɛzi]
  • Hyphenation: τρα‧πέ‧ζι

Noun[edit]

τραπέζι (trapézin (plural τραπέζια)

  1. (furniture) table

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