σκιά

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱeh₃ih₂.

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Noun[edit]

σκῐᾱ́ (skiā́f (genitive σκῐᾶς); first declension

  1. shadow
  2. shade (shelter from the sun)
  3. shade (spirit of someone dead)

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  • Byzantine Greek: ἥσκιος (hḗskios)
  • Greek: σκιά (skiá)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a borrowing from Ancient Greek σκιά (skiá); Doublet of ίσκιος (ískios).

Noun[edit]

σκιά (skiáf (plural σκιές)

  1. shadow (usual and figurative English uses)
    1. dark area cast by light source
      θέατρο σκιών (shadow theatre)
    2. black area
      Ο ύποπτος χάθηκε μέσα στις σκιές της νύχτας. (The suspect disappeared into the shadows of the night.)
    3. follower, person following another, tail
    4. shadow effects (in typography, etc)
      σκιά ματιών (eye shadow)
    5. faded, weakened person
      σκιά του παλιού του εαυτού (shadow of his former self)
  2. (Kaliarda) secret gay life, double life

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