ταώς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from an unknown Oriental source; compare Tamil தோகை (tōkai, plumage, peacock). Cognates include Latin pāvus, pāvō, and perhaps Hebrew טווס \ טַוָּס (ṭawwās).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ta.ɔ̌ːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /taˈos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /taˈos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /taˈos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /taˈos/
  • Noun[edit]

    τᾰώς (taṓsm (genitive τᾰώ); second declension

    1. peacock
    2. type of fish

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Ancient Greek ταώς (taṓs).

    Noun[edit]

    ταώς (taósm (uncountable)

    1. (astronomy) the constellation Pavo or the peacock
    2. (obsolete) peacock

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