μέγας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From conflation of Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s(great) with its derivative *meǵh₂los(great). Cognates include Sanskrit मह(mahá, great, mighty, strong, abundant), Middle Persian ms(meh, great) (< *mas), (Persian مه(mih)), Avestan [script needed](maz-, large), Tocharian B māka(large), Hittite [script needed](mēkkis, much, many, numerous), Old Armenian մեծ(mec), Old Irish maige(great, large), Albanian madh(large), Latin magnus and Old English micel (English much).

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Adjective[edit]

μέγᾰς ‎(mégasm ‎(feminine μεγάλη, neuter μέγᾰ); first/second declension

  1. big, large
  2. great, mighty
  3. marvelous, awesome

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