γαλέη

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From Proto-Indo-European *gl̥h₁éys (weasel, mouse) and cognate with Latin glīs (dormouse), Sanskrit गिरि (girí, mouse). According to Beekes, the word originally indicated the skin and later the animal itself.

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γαλέη (galéēf (genitive γαλέης); first declension

  1. name given to various animals of the Mustelidae family, like martens, weasels and polecats
  2. kind of small fish

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