κοντός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Both senses are cognates to κεντέω, -ῶ (kentéō, -ô, prick), κέντρον (kéntron, centre). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱent- with grade κοντ‑ from κεντ‑.

Not related to ἀκόντιον (akóntion, javelin).
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Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

κοντός (kontósm (feminine κοντή, neuter κοντόν); first/second declension (Koine)

  1. short
    Synonym: βρᾰχῠ́ς (brakhús)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Medieval and Modern Greek: κοντός (kontós) (sense: short)

Noun[edit]

κοντός (kontósm (genitive κοντοῦ); second declension

  1. pole
  2. pike
  3. (medicine) (in plural): crutch
  4. goad

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See also[edit]

  • Also see the different etymological field of ἀκόντιον n (akóntion, javelin)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2010), “κοντός”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre
  2. ^ Kriaras, Emmanuel (2001–), “κοντάριον”, in Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100–1669) Vols. I–XIV] (in Greek), Online edition

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /konˈdos/
  • Hyphenation: κο‧ντός

Adjective[edit]

κοντός (kontósm (feminine κοντή, neuter κοντό)

  1. short (in height)

Declension[edit]

Comparative κοντύτερος (kontýteros) & (and κοντότερος); no absolute superlative

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Noun[edit]

κοντός (kontósm

  1. (formal) pole
    Synonym: κοντάρι (kontári)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ κοντός in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.