πολιός

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See also: πόλιος and polios

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *poľľós, from Proto-Indo-European *polH-yós, from the root *pelH- (pale, gray). Cognate with Latin palleō (I am pale, fade), Proto-Slavic *polvъ (pale, fallow), Lithuanian pal̃vas, Proto-Germanic *falwaz (pale, gray, fallow).

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Adjective[edit]

πολῐός (poliósm (feminine πολῐᾱ́, neuter πολῐόν); first/second declension
πολῐός (poliósm or f (neuter πολῐόν); second declension

  1. grey, grizzled, grizzly
    1. (most frequently, of human hair) grey from age
    2. an old man’s or old woman’s
      1. (figuratively) hoary, venerable
  2. bright, clear, serene

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Descendants[edit]

  • German: Poliomyelitis
  • Latin: poliocephalus

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Colors in Ancient Greek · χρῶμᾰ (khrôma), χρώμᾰτᾰ (khrṓmata) (layout · text)
     λευκός (leukós)      πολῐός (poliós), γλαυκός (glaukós), φαιός (phaiós)      μέλᾱς (mélās)
             ἐρῠθρός (eruthrós); πορφῠ́ρεος (porphúreos)              ξᾰνθός (xanthós); ὄρφνῐνος (órphninos)              ξᾰνθός (xanthós); ὄρφνῐνος (órphninos)
             πρᾰ́σῐνος (prásinos)              χλωρός (khlōrós)              χλωρός (khlōrós); χλωρομέλᾱς (khlōromélās)
             κῠᾰ́νεος (kuáneos)              κῠᾰ́νεος (kuáneos)              κῠᾰ́νεος (kuáneos)
             φοινῑ́κεος (phoinī́keos); ᾰ̔λουργής (halourgḗs), πορφῠ́ρεος (porphúreos)              φοινῑ́κεος (phoinī́keos); ᾰ̔λουργής (halourgḗs), πορφῠ́ρεος (porphúreos)              ἐρῠθρός (eruthrós)

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Noun[edit]

πολῐός (poliósm (genitive πολῐοῦ); second declension

  1. (Byzantine) a stone
    • MelitS 1178

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