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]

 

Noun[edit]

γᾰ́λᾰ ‎(gálan ‎(genitive γᾰ́λᾰκτος or γᾰ́λᾰκος); third declension gala may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek γᾰ́λᾰ.

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

Usage notes[edit]

γᾰ́λᾰ was sometimes treated as indeclinable.

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References[edit]

  • γάλα in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «γάλα» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «γάλα» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «γάλα» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «γάλα» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «γάλα» in the Diccionario Griego–Español en línea (© 2006–2016)
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.

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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