gyro

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gyro (plural gyros)

  1. A gyroscope
  2. A gyrocompass
  3. An autogyro
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Greek γύρος (gýros); from the turning of the meat on a spit.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/, /ˈjiː.ɹoʊ/, /ˈjɪɹoʊ/, /ˈʒɪɹoʊ/
    /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/, a common pronunciation of the English word gyro. Often proscribed due to ambiguity with gyro as in "gyroscope".
    /ˈjiː.ɹoʊ/, a common pronunciation of the English word gyro as in "gyro sandwich"
    /ˈjɪɹoʊ/, a common pronunciation of the English word gyro
    /ˈʒɪɹoʊ/, a common pronunciation of the English word gyro

Noun[edit]

gyro (plural gyros)

  1. A style of Greek sandwich commonly filled with grilled meat, tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce.
    I'll have a gyro, please.

Usage notes[edit]

The correct pronunciation of this word is disputed. The pronunciation /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/ is often proscribed. All of the listed pronunciations may be found in use. (The modern Greek pronunciation is /ˈʝiːɾos/.)

/ˈjiːɾos/, an approximate pronunciation of the Modern Greek word γύρος
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[1] has a discussion of pronunciations.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek γύρος (gýros)

Noun[edit]

gyro m (plural gyros)

  1. gyro; Alternative spelling of gyros (Greek sandwich)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gȳrus (circle), from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros)

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Verb[edit]

present active gȳrō, present infinitive gȳrāre, perfect active gȳrāvī, supine gȳrātum

  1. I turn in a circle, wheel around, rotate.
  2. I circle, revolve around.

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