φελλός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. The word has been compared with φολίς (pholís, scale) and with Russian о́болонь (óbolonʹ, sapwood, alburnum) but Beekes finds this improbable.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

φελλός (phellósm (genitive φελλοῦ); second declension

  1. cork oak (Quercus suber)
    Synonyms: θηλῠ́πρῑνος (thēlúprīnos), ἴψος (ípsos)
  2. cork, especially the corks on a net

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: φελλός (fellós)
  • Arabic: فِلّ(fill), فَلّ(fall)

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

φελλός (fellósm (plural φελλοί)

  1. cork (bottle stopper)
    Coordinate term: πώμα (póma) (screw cap)
  2. cork (material)
  3. fishing float
  4. (colloquial, derogatory) simpleton, airhead

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