πόλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to turn).

Noun[edit]

πόλος (pólosm (genitive πόλου); second declension

  1. pivot, hinge, axis, pole
  2. axis of the celestial sphere
  3. (astronomy) pole star
  4. celestial sphere, vault of heaven
  5. orbit of a star
  6. center of the circular threshing floor
  7. pole passing through the axletree of a carriage
  8. concave sundial, on which the shadow was cast by the gnomon
  9. headdress worn by goddesses
  10. (architecture) dowel
  11. windlass, capstan

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: πόλος (pólos)
  • Latin: polus (see there for further descendants)

Further reading[edit]


Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

πόλος (pólosm (plural πόλοι)

  1. pole (extreme of an axis)
    Βόρειος Πόλος (North Pole)
  2. post (pole in a battery)

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