δύο

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Ancient Greek cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : δύο ‎(dúo)
    Ordinal : δεύτερος ‎(deúteros)
    Adverbial : δίς ‎(dís)

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]

 

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]

  • δύο in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «δύο» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «δύο» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «δύο» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «δύο» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «δύο» 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.
    • two idem, page 904.

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]
  • Hyphenation: δύ‧ο
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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.

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