δύο

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: δυο

Ancient Greek[edit]

Ancient Greek numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 βʹ
2
3  → 
    Cardinal: δῠ́ο (dúo)
    Ordinal: δεύτερος (deúteros)
    Adverbial: δίς (dís)
    Collective: δῠ́ᾰς (dúas)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *dúwō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Cognates include Sanskrit द्व (dvá), Old Armenian երկու (erku), Latin duo, and Old English twā (English two).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /dý.o/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈdy.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈðy.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈðy.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈði.o/
  • Numeral[edit]

    δύο (dúo) (ordinal δεύτερος, adverbial δίς)

    1. (cardinal): two

    Inflection[edit]

    Note: δύο sometimes is undeclined.

    Descendants[edit]

    • Greek: δύο (dýo, two)

    References[edit]


    Greek[edit]

    Greek cardinal numbers
     <  α΄ β΄ γ΄  > 
        Cardinal : δύο (dýo)
        Ordinal : δεύτερος (défteros)

    Alternative forms[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek δύο (dúo), from Proto-Indo-European *duwó, *duwéh₃ (*dwóh₁).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): [ˈðiˌo̞]
    • (file)
    • Hyphenation: δύ‧ο
    • Homophone: δύω (dýo)

    Numeral[edit]

    δύο (dýo) (invariable)

    1. (cardinal) two

    Usage notes[edit]

    The stressed form is used to reinforce the number (compare with δυο).

    Δύο μπίρες, όχι μία.Dýo bíres, óchi mía.Two beers, not one.

    Coordinate terms[edit]

    Derived terms[edit]