φωνή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *pʰōnā́, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoh₂-néh₂, from *bʰeh₂- (to speak) (whence φημί (phēmí, to say, speak)).

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Noun[edit]

φωνή (phōnḗf (genitive φωνῆς); first declension

  1. sound
  2. usually of the human voice: voice, cry, yell
  3. the voice or cry of animals
  4. any articulate sound (especially vowels)
  5. speech, discourse
  6. language

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: φωνή (foní)
  • Italiot Greek: fonì

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φωνή (phōnḗ), from Proto-Hellenic *pʰōnā́, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoh₂-néh₂, from *bʰeh₂- (to speak).

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Noun[edit]

φωνή (foníf (plural φωνές)

  1. voice, sound
  2. (music) voice, note
  3. (grammar, linguistics) voice
    ενεργητική φωνήenergitikí foníactive voice
    παθητική φωνήpathitikí fonípassive voice
    μέση φωνήmési fonímiddle voice
    μεσοπαθητική φωνήmesopathitikí fonímediopassive voice

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Related terms[edit]

  • and see -φωνία (-fonía), -φωνος (-fonos) and φωνο- (fono-)