λεωφορείο

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Etymology[edit]

From λεώς (leṓs, people), an archaic Attic variant of λαός (laós, people), and φορείο (foreío, carriage) from the verb φέρω (phérō, carry). First coined in 1863 in order to translate the French bus or omnibus. The choice of the obsolete variant λεώς (leṓs) instead of the common λαός (laós) was due to the Ancient Greek word λεωφόρος (leōphóros, thoroughfare) of the same etymology still being in use.[1]

Noun[edit]

λεωφορείο (leoforeíon (plural λεωφορεία)

  1. (transport) bus, omnibus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Georgios Babiniotis, Λεξικό της Νέας Ελληνικής γλώσσας, 2nd edition, p. 1007, Κέντρο Λεξικολογίας, Αθήνα, 2002.