άλογο

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Koine Greek ἄλογον (álogon, horse, cavalry), neuter form of Ancient Greek ἄλογος (álogos, unreasoning, speechless, adjective). Used in the military to differentiate between soldiers—beings with reason and speech—and animals—unreasoning, "ἄλογον ζῶον (álogon zôon)". As soldiers mostly used horses, the meaning has been associated with them. Morphologically ά- (á-, without) +‎ λόγος (lógos, reason, speech).

Noun[edit]

άλογο (álogon (plural άλογα, feminine αλόγα or αλογίνα)

  1. horse
  2. male horse, stallion
  3. (chess, rare) knight
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

άλογο (álogo)

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

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