μείζων

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From Proto-Hellenic *méďďōn, from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂yōs‎, from *méǵh₂s (great), from which comes μέγᾰς (mégas). The ει (ei) is a long vowel that developed by analogy with κρείττων (kreíttōn) and ἀμείνων (ameínōn).

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μείζων (meízōnm, f (neuter μεῖζον); third declension (Attic)

  1. comparative degree of μέγας (mégas)
    1. greater, larger, longer, taller, older
    2. too great
  2. (neuter accusative singular, μεῖζον, as adverb) more
  3. (substantive) elder, leader of a village

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Adjective[edit]

μείζων (meízonm (feminine μείζων, neuter μείζον)

  1. major, greater, more important
    μείζων καταθλιπτική διαταραχή (major depressive disorder)
  2. (music) major (key signature, scale, chord or interval)
    μείζων κλίμακα (major key)
    μείζων συγχορδία (major chord)

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