ψιλός

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See also: ψηλός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

ψῑλός (psīlósm (feminine ψῑλή, neuter ψῑλόν); first/second declension

  1. naked, bare
  2. bald, smooth
  3. unclad, uncovered
  4. small, frail, delicate
  5. simple
  6. (military) light (troops)
  7. unarmed
  8. (of words) without meter (i.e. prose)
  9. (poetry) without music (Epic vs Lyrical)
  10. (singing) without music (a capella)
  11. (music) without singing (instrumentals)
  12. (grammar) without the rough breathing (i.e. with the smooth breathing)
  13. (grammar) describing the unaspirated voiceless stops, π (p), τ (t), κ (k), as opposed to the aspirated voiceless stops, φ (ph), χ (kh), θ (th)

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (hairless, without rough breathing, unaspirated): δασύς (dasús)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ψῑλός”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 1668-1669

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ancient Greek ψιλός (psilós, naked).

Adjective[edit]

ψιλός (psilósm (feminine ψιλή, neuter ψιλό)

  1. thin, fine, delicate

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

compare with: ψηλός (psilós, tall)