μηχανή

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Uncertain. Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *magʰ-, with cognates including Old Church Slavonic могѫ (mogǫ) and Old English miht (English might). Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.

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Noun[edit]

μηχανή (mēkhanḗ) (genitive μηχανῆς) f, first declension

  1. contrivance, machine, device, gear
  2. way, means

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Noun[edit]

μηχανή (michaníf (plural μηχανές)

  1. machine, engine
  2. locomotive, the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
  3. (colloquial) motorcycle, motorbike
  4. (figuratively) a way to deceive people

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