πλίνθος

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According to Beekes, the semantic field (architecture), as well as the presence of the element "-ινθ-", suggest a loan from Pre-Greek.

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Noun[edit]

πλίνθος (plínthosf (genitive πλίνθου); second declension

  1. A brick, whether sun or fire baked
  2. A squared stone for building
  3. An ingot of metal
  4. (architecture) A plinth of a column

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  • Latin: plinthus
  • Russian: плинтус (plintus)

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Greek[edit]

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Noun[edit]

πλίνθος (plínthosf (plural πλίνθοι)

  1. (architecture) mudbrick
    Synonym: οπτόπλινθος (optóplinthos)
  2. (architecture, by extension) brick
    Synonym: τούβλο (toúvlo)

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