γαλαξίας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From γᾰ́λᾰ (gála, milk) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱς (-íās). Originally an adjective.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɡa.lak.sí.aːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ɡa.lakˈsi.as/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɣa.lakˈsi.as/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ɣa.lakˈsi.as/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ɣa.lakˈsi.as/
  • Noun[edit]

    γᾰλᾰξῐ́ᾱς (galaxíāsm (genitive γᾰλᾰξῐ́ου); first declension

    1. the Milky Way galaxy (with implied κύκλος (kúklos, circle, sphere))
    2. tailor's chalk (with implied λίθος (líthos, stone))
    3. dogfish

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    Noun[edit]

    γαλαξίας (galaxíasm (plural γαλαξίες)

    1. (astronomy) galaxy

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