φάλαινα

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From Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (to inflate, blow, swell), from *bʰel- (to bloom). Cognates include Ancient Greek φύλλον (phúllon), Gothic 𐌱𐌻𐍉𐌼𐌰 (blōma), Old English blōstm, blæd (leaf) (English blossom, blade) and Sanskrit फुलम् (phulam).

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φάλαινα (fálainaf (plural φάλαινες)

  1. whale
  2. (figuratively, derogatory) large person

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