άλογο

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Greek

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈa.lo.ɣo/
  • Hyphenation: ά‧λο‧γο

Etymology 1

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Inflectional form.

Adjective

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άλογο (álogo)

  1. Accusative masculine singular form of άλογος (álogos).
  2. Nominative, accusative and vocative neuter singular form of άλογος (álogos).

Etymology 2

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For the animal, inherited from Koine Greek ἄλογον (álogon, horse, cavalry), neuter form of Ancient Greek ἄλογος (álogos, unreasoning, speechless, adjective).

For the unit of power, a semantic loan from Greek ίππος (íppos), from ancient Ancient Greek ἵππος (híppos, horse).[1][2]

Noun

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άλογο (álogon (plural άλογα) & rare colloquial feminine: αλογίνα (alogína) & the derogatory -of women- αλόγα (alóga)

  1. horse
  2. male horse, stallion
  3. (chess) knight, a colloquial alternative of ίππος (íppos)
  4. (metric unit) horsepower, a collloquial alternative of ίππος (íppos) (for engines of cars)
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References

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  1. ^ άλογο - Georgakas, Demetrius, 1908-1990 (1960-2009) A Modern Greek-English Dictionary [MGED online, 2009. letter α only], Centre for the Greek language
  2. ^ άλογο”, in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], Triantafyllidis Foundation, 1998

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