γάλα

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See also: Gala, gala, gaļa, and gaļā

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either inherited from Proto-Indo-European *glakt-, *galakt- (note Hittite [script needed] (galaktar, soothing substance, nutrient), from [script needed] (galak-, to soothe)) or a loaned Wanderwort from an unknown Mediterranean source, possibly Pre-Greek. Related to Latin lac, Old Armenian կաթն (katʿn) and possibly Albanian gjoks.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɡá.la/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɡa.la/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɣa.la/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈɣa.la/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈɣa.la/
  • Noun[edit]

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

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

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    γᾰ́λᾰ was sometimes treated as indeclinable.

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    Greek[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

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

    Noun[edit]

    γάλα (gálan (plural γάλατα)

    1. milk
      κατσικίσιο γάλα (goat's milk)

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