θάλασσα

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

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θᾰ́λᾰσσᾰ (thálassaf (genitive θᾰλᾰ́σσης); 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
    Βαλτική Θάλασσα, Μεσόγειος ΘάλασσαValtikí Thálassa, Mesógeios ThálassaBaltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea
  2. sea (all the seas and oceans)
    Πήγε στη θάλασσα.Píge sti thálassa.He went to sea
  3. storm
    πολύ θάλασσαpolý thálassaheavy seas, stormy weather

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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