λεπτός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From λέπω (lépō, I peel) +‎ -τός (-tós), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (break off, rind).

Adjective[edit]

λεπτός (leptósm (feminine λεπτή, neuter λεπτόν); first/second declension

  1. (rare, literally) peeled, husked (of grain)
  2. fine-grained (ashes, soil, etc.)
  3. thin, lean (people or animals)
  4. straight, narrow (spaces)
  5. small, weak, impotent
  6. light, slight (breezes)
  7. thin (liquids)
  8. (figuratively) refined, delicate, subtle

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: λεπτός (leptós)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λεπτός (leptós, small).

Adjective[edit]

λεπτός (leptósm (feminine λεπτή, neuter λεπτό)

  1. thin, skinny, slim
    Synonym: άπαχος (ápachos)
  2. flimsy
  3. delicate, refined

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