ἥμισυς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *semi-. Cognates include Sanskrit समि (sami), Latin sēmis, and Old High German sami-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ἥμῐσυς (hḗmisusm, ἡμίσεια f, ἥμισυ n; first/third declension

  1. half

Inflection[edit]

This is one of the three adjectives in -ύς, -εῖα, -ύ, along with θῆλυς (thêlus) and πρέσβυς (présbus), to have a recessive accent.

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