γάλα

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See also: Gala, gala, gaļa, and gaļā

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Indo-European *glakt-, *galakt- (note Hittite 𒂵𒌨𒋻 (galaktar, soothing substance, nutrient), from 𒂵𒌨 (galak-, to soothe)). The variant γλάγος (glágos) was contracted from the second oblique stem. Related to Latin lac, Old Armenian կաթն (katʿn), Albanian dhallë.

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Noun[edit]

γᾰ́λᾰ (gálan (genitive γᾰ́λᾰκτος or γᾰ́λᾰκος); third declension

  1. milk
  2. milky sap
  3. the Milky Way galaxy

Usage notes[edit]

γᾰ́λᾰ was sometimes treated as indeclinable.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: γάλα (gála)
  • Mariupol Greek: га́ла (hála)

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γάλα (gála), from Proto-Indo-European *glakt-, *galakt-.

Cognate with Mariupol Greek га́ла (hála).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɣala]
  • Hyphenation: γά‧λα

Noun[edit]

γάλα (gálan (plural γάλατα)

  1. milk
    κατσικίσιο γάλαkatsikísio gálagoat's milk

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