ταινία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formation comparable to κειρία (keiría, band, tapeworm). According to Beekes, probably from Proto-Indo-European *ten- (stretch), the same root of τείνω (teínō, to stretch), even though the details are rather unclear. The missing link may be a noun like *ταῖνα (*taîna) or *ταινά (*tainá).

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Noun[edit]

ταινῐ́ᾱ (tainíāf (genitive ταινῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. band, fillet, headband worn in sign of victory
  2. breastband worn by young girls
  3. ribbon, tape, band
  4. strip in fur
  5. pennon of a ship
  6. strip or tongue of land
  7. (in joiner's work) fillet, fascia
  8. tapeworm, taenia
    Synonym: κειρία (keiría)
  9. kind of long, thin fish

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  • Greek: ταινία (tainía)
  • Latin: taenia
  • Translingual: Taenia

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

ταινία (tainíaf (plural ταινίες)

  1. film (UK), movie (US)
    Εκείνη η ταινία ακόμα δεν παίζεται στα σινεμά.
    Ekeíni i tainía akóma den paízetai sta sinemá.
    That film is not yet showing in cinemas.
    That movie is not yet showing in theaters.
  2. ribbon, tape, band
  3. tape measure
  4. streak
  5. tapeworm

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