πολύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *polh₁ús (much, many), o-grade derivative of the root *pelh₁- (to fill). Cognates include Latin plūs (more), Sanskrit पुरु (purú, much, many, abundant), Old Irish oll (great, vast), Gothic 𐍆𐌹𐌻𐌿 (filu, much, very) and Old Armenian յոլով (yolov).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

πολύς (polusm, πολλή f, πολύ n; first/second declension

  1. many
  2. In general of extreme size or degree

Inflection[edit]

The declension of πολύς is formed from two stems, πολ- and πολλ-. In Attic it is thus declined:

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative πολύς πολλή πολύ πολλοί πολλαί πολλά
Genitive πολλοῦ πολλῆς πολλοῦ πολλῶν πολλῶν πολλῶν
Dative πολλῷ πολλῇ πολλῷ πολλοῖς πολλαῖς πολλοῖς
Accusative πολύν πολλήν πολύ πολλούς πολλάς πολλά

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύς (polus, many)

Adjective[edit]

πολύς (polýsm,  feminine: πολλή (pollí), neuter: πολύ (polý)

  1. much, many, a lot of
    Αγόρασα πολύ λάδι.
    I bought a lot of oil.
  2. too much
    Έβαλες πολλή ζάχαρη στον καφέ.
    You put too much sugar in the coffee.

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