From Proto-Indo-European *pilos. Cognates include Latin pilus (“a hair”), pila (“a ball”), Old Church Slavonic плъсть (plŭstĭ), and Old English felt (English felt).
πῖλος • (pîlos) m (genitive πίλου); second declension
- wool or hair wrought into felt
- anything made of felt, especially a felt skullcap
- a felt shoe
- felt cloth
- a cottony ball formed on some trees
- a ball, globe
- translation for Latin pilus, as in primus pilus
- πῖλος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- πῖλος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
- πῖλος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
- «πῖλος» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
- «πῖλος» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
- Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
- LSJ 8th edition