παλαιός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From πάλαι (pálai, long ago).

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Adjective[edit]

πᾰλαιός (palaiósm (feminine πᾰλαιᾱ́, neuter πᾰλαιόν); first/second declension

  1. old, aged
    Synonyms: γεραιός (geraiós)
  2. ancient, of times past
  3. time-honoured, venerable
  4. antiquated, outdated

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Greek[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

παλαιός (palaiósm (feminine παλαιά, neuter παλαιό)

  1. long established, old, former, not modern, worn out

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In general, for positive forms, παλιός is more common than παλαιός, however with the degrees of comparison forms inflected from παλαιότερος and παλαιότατος are more frequent than those from παλιότερος and παλιότατος.

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