κεφαλή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰebʰ-l-.

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Noun[edit]

κεφᾰλή (kephalḗf (genitive κεφᾰλῆς); first declension

  1. head
  2. a person's life (often in the sense of being in danger, similar to the English idiom "head is on the line").
  3. the top-most part
  4. the most important part
  5. (Byzantine) a provincial governor

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalḗ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˌce̞faˈli]
  • Hyphenation: κε‧φα‧λή

Noun[edit]

κεφαλή (kefalíf (plural κεφαλές)

  1. Synonym of κεφάλι (kefáli)

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Further reading[edit]

  • κεφαλή in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]