βασίλεια

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From βασιλεύς ‎(basileús, king) +‎ -ιᾰ ‎(-ia, feminine ending); see also -εια ‎(-eia). Intervocalic ι ‎(i) developed from a sonorant cluster ϝι̯ ‎(wi̯), which assimilated to ι̯ι̯ ‎(i̯i̯), then became the second element in the diphthong ει ‎(ei).

  • [[Reconstruction:Ancient Greek/βασίλεϝ-ι̯α > βασίλει̯-ι̯α > βασίλεια|*βασίλεϝ-ι̯ᾰ > βασίλει̯-ι̯ᾰ > βασίλειᾰ]] ‎(*basílew-i̯a > basílei̯-i̯a > basíleia)

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

βασίλειᾰ ‎(basíleiaf ‎(genitive βασιλείᾱς); first declension

  1. princess, queen, noble woman

Inflection[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 221
  • Paul Kiparsky, "Sonorant Clusters in Greek", Language, Vol. 43, No. 3, Part 1, pp. 619-635: Sep. 1967