πλάσμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From πλάσσω (plássō, to form, mold) +‎ -μα (-ma).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pláz.ma/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈplaz.ma/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈplaz.ma/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈplaz.ma/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈplaz.ma/
  • Noun[edit]

    πλᾰ́σμᾰ (plásman (genitive πλᾰ́σμᾰτος); third declension

    1. something formed, figure, image
      1. the body, as formed by the Creator
    2. counterfeit, forgery
      1. figment, fiction
      2. pretence
      3. delusion
    3. formed style in writing or speaking
      1. (music) affected execution

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek πλάσμα (plásma).

    Noun[edit]

    πλάσμα (plásman (plural πλάσματα)

    1. (medicine, physiology) blood plasma
      Το πλάσμα είναι το ρευστό μέρος του αίματος.
      Plasma is the fluid part of blood.
    2. (physics) plasma (ionised gaseous phase)
      Πλάσμα συναντάται στον Ήλιο και στους αστέρες.
      Plasma is found in the Sun and the stars.
    3. creature, animate being
      όλα τα πλάσματα του Θεού
      all God's creatures
    4. creature (fictional or invented)
      Το πλάσμα αποκαλύφθηκε για να είναι ένα άσχημο, μεγάλο τέρας.
      The creature was revealed to be an huge ugly monster.
    5. (colloquial) A beautiful woman.

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