νεκρός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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From Proto-Indo-European *neḱ-rós, from *neḱ- (perish, disappear) (whence also νέκυς (nékus, a dead body)) + -ρός (-rós).

See also Latin Latin nocēre (to hurt, harm), Latin nex (murder, violent death) (as opposed to mors) and Sanskrit नश्यति (naśyati, disappear, perish).

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νεκρός (nekrósm (feminine νεκρᾱ́, neuter νεκρόν); first/second declension

  1. dead

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νεκρός (nekrósm (genitive νεκροῦ); second declension

  1. a dead body, corpse
  2. one who is dead (in plural: the dead)
  3. dying person

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νεκρός (nekrós).

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  • IPA(key): /neˈkɾos/
  • Hyphenation: νε‧κρός

Adjective[edit]

νεκρός (nekrósm (feminine νεκρή or νεκρά, neuter νεκρό)

  1. dead (no longer living)
    Ο πατέρας μου είναι νεκρός εδώ και πέντε χρόνια.O patéras mou eínai nekrós edó kai pénte chrónia.My father has been dead for five years.
    Στη βόλτα μου, βρήκα ένα νεκρό πουλί.Sti vólta mou, vríka éna nekró poulí.On my walk, I found a dead bird.
  2. (figuratively) dead, lifeless (lacking energy or life)
    Αυτό το πάρτι ήταν εντελώς νεκρό. Καλύτερα να εμένα σπίτι.Aftó to párti ítan entelós nekró. Kalýtera na eména spíti.That party was completely dead. It would have been better to stay home.
  3. (figuratively) dead (completely inactive; broken, inoperable)
    Όταν σήκωσα το τηλέφωνο, ήταν νεκρό.Ótan síkosa to tiléfono, ítan nekró.When I picked up the phone, it was dead.
  4. (figuratively) dead (no longer used or required)
    νεκρός νόμοςnekrós nómosdead law
    Η Λατινική είναι νεκρή γλώσσα.I Latinikí eínai nekrí glóssa.Latin is a dead language.

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νεκρός (nekrósm (plural νεκροί, feminine νεκρή)

  1. dead man, decedent
    Η σορός του νεκρού μεταφέρεται στο κοιμητήριο.I sorós tou nekroú metaféretai sto koimitírio.The decedent's body is being transferred to the cemetery.

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