παρθένος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Conventionally reconstructed to Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-sptén-o-s, from Proto-Indo-European *pstḗn (breast).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

παρθένος (parthénosm or f (neuter παρθένον); second declension

  1. maidenly
  2. chaste

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Noun[edit]

παρθένος (parthénosf (genitive παρθένου); second declension

  1. young, unmarried woman; maiden
  2. virgin
  3. pupil
  4. epithet of various goddesses, most commonly of Athena
  5. (astrology) the constellation Virgo

Usage notes[edit]

Παρθένος (Parthénos) was sometimes used as a masculine noun to denote a young, unmarried man in later Greek.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παρθένος (parthénos).

Adjective[edit]

παρθένος (parthénosm (feminine παρθένα or παρθένος, neuter παρθένο)

  1. virgin
    η Παρθένος Μαρίαi Parthénos Maríathe Virgin Mary
  2. pure, unadulterated

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Noun[edit]

παρθένος (parthénosf (plural παρθένοι)

  1. virgin
  2. Virgo (someone born under that zodiacal sign)

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