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 𐬨𐬀𐬰- (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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