ψιλός

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See also: ψηλός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰosós. Cognates include Lithuanian basas, Old Armenian բոկ (bok), and Old English bær (English bare).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ψῑλός (psīlósm, ψῑλή f, ψῑλόν n; first/second declension

  1. naked, bare
  2. bald, smooth
  3. unclad, uncovered
  4. small, frail, delicate
  5. (military) light (troops)
  6. unarmed
  7. (of words) without meter (i.e. prose)
  8. (poetry) without music (Epic vs Lyrical)
  9. (singing) without music (a capella)
  10. (music) without singing (instrumentals)
  11. (grammar) without the spiritus asper (i.e. with the spiritus lenis)
  12. (grammar) of the unaspirated voiceless stops (π, τ, κ) as opposed to the aspirated voiceless stops (φ, χ, θ)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ψιλός (psilós, naked)

Adjective[edit]

ψιλός (psilósm,  feminine: ψιλή (psilí), neuter: ψιλό (psiló)

  1. thin, fine, delicate

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See also[edit]

compare with: ψηλός (psilós, tall)