διάδοχος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From διαδέχομαι (diadékhomai, to succeed) +‎ -ος (-os).

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Adjective[edit]

δῐᾰ́δοχος (diádokhosm or f (neuter δῐᾰ́δοχον); second declension

  1. succeeding a person in a thing, aftercoming

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Noun[edit]

δῐᾰ́δοχος (diádokhosm (genitive δῐᾰδόχου); second declension

  1. (in the plural) Diadochi, the generals of Alexander the Great
  2. (at Alexandria) lowest grade of court officials
  3. substitute, deputy
  4. head of a school of philosophers
  5. kind of gem mentioned by Pliny

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  • Greek: διάδοχος (diádochos)
  • Latin: diadochos

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek διάδοχος (diádokhos), from Ancient Greek διαδέχομαι (diadékhomai, to succeed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ðiˈa.ðo.xos/, /ˈðja.ðo.xos/, (colloquially) /ˈðʝa.ðo.xos/
  • Hyphenation: δι‧ά‧δο‧χος

Adjective[edit]

διάδοχος (diádochosm (feminine διάδοχος or διάδοχη, neuter διάδοχο)

  1. successor (coming after the other in a series)
    το διάδοχο πολιτικό σχήμα στην εξουσία της χώρας
    to diádocho politikó schíma stin exousía tis chóras
    the successor political shape in the country's power

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Noun[edit]

διάδοχος (diádochosm or f (plural διάδοχοι)

  1. successor (person or thing that immediately follows another in holding an office)
    Ο Τραμπ ήταν ο διάδοχος του Ομπάμα.
    O Tramp ítan o diádochos tou Ompáma.
    Trump was Obama's successor.
  2. heir, heiress (someone who is designated to inherit the throne in monarchies)
    Ο Πρίγκιπας της Ουαλίας είναι ο διάδοχος του αγγλικού θρόνου.
    O Prígkipas tis Oualías eínai o diádochos tou anglikoú thrónou.
    The Prince of Wales is the heir to the English throne.
  3. (colloquial) firstborn son, eldest boy (in a family unit)
    Να σας ζήσει ο διάδοχος!
    Na sas zísei o diádochos!
    Long live your eldest!

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