τραπέζι

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From Byzantine Greek τραπέζιν ‎(trapézin), from Ancient Greek τραπέζιον ‎(trapézion, small table), diminutive of τράπεζα ‎(trápeza, a table). This is conventionally taken to be from a (virtual?) τετράπεζα ‎(tetrápeza, four-footed), from τετράς ‎(tetrás, four) and πέζα ‎(péza, -footed, -legged), from πούς ‎(poús, a foot). Sihler (1995) instead relates the first element to τρεῖς ‎(treîs, three), noting that early tables had three legs, not four. Confer English trapeze, trapezium, trapezophoron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tɾaˈpɛzi]
  • Hyphenation: τρα‧πέ‧ζι

Noun[edit]

τραπέζι ‎(trapézin ‎(plural τραπέζια)

  1. (furniture) table

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