φάλαινα

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- ‎(to inflate, blow, swell), from *bʰel- ‎(to bloom). Cognates include Ancient Greek φύλλον ‎(phúllon), Gothic 𐌱𐌻𐍉𐌼𐌰 ‎(blōma), Old English blōstm, blæd ‎(leaf) (English blossom, blade) and Sanskrit फुलम् ‎(phulam).

Noun[edit]

φάλαινα ‎(fálainaf ‎(plural φάλαινες)

  1. whale
  2. (figuratively, derogatory) large person

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  • κήτος n ‎(kítos, whale or dolphin)

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