τέλμα

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τέλμᾰ (télman (genitive τέλμᾰτος); third declension

  1. standing water, pond, marsh, swamp
  2. (in the plural) lowlands subject to inundation, water meadows
  3. mud used as a mortar
  4. space pointed with mortar, between the courses of masonry
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Noun[edit]

τέλμα (télman (plural τέλματα)

  1. swamp, quagmire, bog
  2. (figuratively) impasse, predicament

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