ήλιος

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἥλιος (hḗlios, sun, sunlight), from Proto-Hellenic *hāwélios, from a pre-Hellenic or later Proto-Indo-European *sāwélios, from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈi.ʎos/, /ˈi.li.os/
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  • Hyphenation: ή‧λιος

Noun[edit]

ήλιος (íliosm (plural ήλιοι)

  1. sun (star that the Earth orbits)
    Η Γη περιστρέφεται γύρω από τον ήλιο.I Gi peristréfetai gýro apó ton ílio.The Earth revolves around the sun.
  2. (by extension) sunlight, daylight
  3. (by extension) sunny weather
  4. sun (any star orbited)
  5. (figuratively) sunflower

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