πηγή

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Unknown. Perhaps related to πήγνυμι (pḗgnumi).

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πηγή (pēgḗf (genitive πηγῆς); first declension

  1. spring, well, fountain
  2. (in the plural) source of a river
  3. vein (of a mineral)
  4. source, origin, cause

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Often in plural.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ancient Greek πηγή (pēgḗ).

Noun[edit]

πηγή (pigíf (plural πηγές)

  1. source, origin (person, place, thing)
    πλουτοπαραγωγικές πηγέςploutoparagogikés pigéssources of wealth
  2. water source, spring
    Tο ποτάμι έχει τις πηγές του στο βουνό.To potámi échei tis pigés tou sto vounó.The river has its source in the mountains.

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