μικρός

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From Proto-Indo-European *smēyg- (small, thin, delicate). Cognate with Old English smicor (beauteous, beautiful, elegant, fair, fine, tasteful). More at smicker. Compare Low German mickrig.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /miː.krós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /miˈkros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /miˈkros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /miˈkros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /miˈkros/
  • Adjective[edit]

    μῑκρός (mīkrósm (feminine μῑκρᾱ́, neuter μῑκρόν); first/second declension

    1. little, small
      1. (amount) a little of
      2. (importance) petty, trivial, insignificant
      3. (time) short, brief
      4. (age) young

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek μῑκρός (mīkrós, small, insignificant).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): [miˈkro̞s]
    • Hyphenation: μι‧κρός

    Adjective[edit]

    μικρός (mikrósm (feminine μικρή or μικρά, neuter μικρό)

    1. small, little
    2. short (in length)
    3. young

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    Noun[edit]

    μικρός (mikrósm (plural μικροί)

    1. (anatomy) little finger
    2. boy

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