πάγος

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nominalization of the verb πήγνυμι (to stick, fasten, build, fix), "that, what is built, fixed" ; see also πάγη and latin pagus.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pá.ɡos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɡos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɣos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɣos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɣos/
  • Noun[edit]

    πᾰ́γος (págosm (genitive πᾰ́γου); second declension

    1. mountain peak, rocky hill
    2. frost
      1. the scum on the surface of milk
      2. salt, as formed by the evaporation of seawater

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek πάγος (págos).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • 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. (pejorative, 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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