πέλαγος

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Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek πέλαγος (pélagos, sea) of uncertain derivation. Some suggest the source is Proto-Indo-European *pele- (flat, broad, plain), whereas others such as Beekes suggest a non-Indo-European origin.

Noun[edit]

πέλαγος (pélagosn (plural πελάγη)

  1. sea (Adriatic, Aegean, Ionian, etc.)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • ωκεανός m (okeanós, ocean) (e.g. Atlantic, Pacific)
  • θάλασσα f (thálassa, larger sea) (e.g. Mediterranean, Baltic, Caribbean)
  • πέλαγος m (pélagos, smaller sea) (e.g. Adriatic, Aegean, Ionian)

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