λεῖος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an older form *λεῖϝος (*leîwos), itself from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁y-u- (smooth) and cognate to Latin lēvis (smooth).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

λεῖος (leîosm (feminine λείᾱ, neuter λεῖον); first/second declension

  1. smooth to the touch
    Synonyms: λισσός (lissós), ψῑλός (psīlós)
    Antonym: τραχύς (trakhús)
  2. smooth, plain, not embroidered (of cloths)
  3. level, even, flat (of places or of the sea)
  4. glabrous, hairless
  5. (figuratively) smooth, soft (of sound, of taste)
  6. rubbed or ground down

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: λείος (leíos)

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