θάλασσα

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Possibly from ἅλς ‎(háls, salt). Might be from Pre-Greek.

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Noun[edit]

θᾰ́λᾰσσᾰ ‎(thálassa) (genitive θᾰλᾰ́σσης); f, first declension

  1. sea
  2. the Mediterranean Sea
  3. channel
  4. salt water

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Noun[edit]

θάλασσα ‎(thálassaf ‎(plural θάλασσες)

  1. sea, ocean

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Usage notes[edit]

  • ωκεανός m ‎(okeanós, ocean) (e.g. Atlantic, Pacific)
  • θάλασσα f ‎(thálassa, larger sea) (e.g. Mediterranean, Baltic, Caribbean)
  • πέλαγος m ‎(pélagos, smaller sea) (e.g. Adriatic, Aegean, Ionian)

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