πάγος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A nominalization of the verb πήγνυμι (pḗgnumi, to stick, fasten, build, fix), meaning "that what is built or fixed"; see also πάγη (págē) and Latin pagus.

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πᾰ́γος (págosm (genitive πᾰ́γου); second declension

  1. mountain peak, rocky hill
    • 525 BCE – 455 BCE, Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 117–118:
      ἵκετο τερμόνιον ἐπὶ πάγον
      πόνων ἐμῶν θεωρός, ἢ τί δὴ θέλων;
      híketo termónion epì págon
      pónōn emôn theōrós, ḕ tí dḕ thélōn?
      Has someone come to this terminal mountain peak
      as a witness to my sufferings - or for some other purpose?
  2. frost
    1. the scum on the surface of milk
    2. salt, as formed by the evaporation of seawater

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  • English: -pagus

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πάγος (págos).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpaɣos/
  • Hyphenation: πά‧γος

Noun[edit]

πάγος (págosm (plural πάγοι)

  1. ice (frozen water)
    με πάγοme págowith ice
    χωρίς πάγοchorís págowithout ice
    σπάω τον πάγοspáo ton págobreak the ice
    Το ψυγείο πρέπει να καθαριστεί επειδή έχει μαζέψει πάγο.
    To psygeío prépei na katharisteí epeidí échei mazépsei págo.
    The fridge needs to be cleaned because ice has collected (in it).
  2. (derogatory, figuratively) cold person, unfriendly person (one metaphorically cold like ice)
    Αυτή η γυναίκα δε χαμογελάει ποτέ· είναι σκέτος πάγος.
    Aftí i gynaíka de chamogeláei poté; eínai skétos págos.
    That woman never smiles — she's a complete ice queen.

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