ποικίλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *ποικιλός (*poikilós), with retraction of the accent by Wheeler's law; from Proto-Indo-European *peyḱ- + -λός (-lós).[1]
[2] Also found as a Mycenaean Greek anthroponym 𐀡𐀑𐀫𐀦 (po-ki-ro-qo, Ποικίλοψ (Poecilops)). From stem *poik-, ποῖκ‑ος + -ίλος (compare ὀργίλος, ναυτίλος). Also πικρός (pikrós) is of the same root.

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Adjective[edit]

ποικῐ́λος (poikílosm (feminine ποικῐ́λη, neuter ποικῐ́λον); first/second declension

  1. pied, dappled, worked in various colors, parti-colored
  2. changeful, various, varying, variegated
  3. intricate
  4. ambiguous
  5. cunning

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ποικίλος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 1216-1217
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2002) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre
  3. ^ words with -ποικιλ- at Greek Dictionary Headword Search of www.perseus.tufts.edu retr:2018.05.02.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ancient Greek ποικίλος (poikílos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈcilos/
  • Hyphenation: ποι‧κί‧λος

Adjective[edit]

ποικίλος (poikílosm (feminine ποικίλη, neuter ποικίλο)

  1. varied
    ποικίλη ύληpoikíli ýliwith variety of material
    περιοδικό ποικίλης ύληςperiodikó poikílis ýlismagazine with variety of material
    ποικίλες αντιδράσεις, εκφράσεις, χρήσειςpoikíles antidráseis, ekfráseis, chríseisvariated reactions, expressions, utilities
    ποικίλο πρόγραμμαpoikílo prógrammaa programme with variety (radio, or performance)
    ποικίλα συναισθήματαpoikíla synaisthímatamany/variated emotions
  2. variegated, motley
  3. lavishly ornamented

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