ἀλφός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *albʰós (white). Cognates include Latin albus (white), Hittite 𒀠𒉺𒀸 (alpas, cloud), Umbrian 𐌀𐌋𐌚𐌖 (alfu, white) and Middle Welsh elbid (world).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

Noun[edit]

ἀλφός (alphósm (genitive ἀλφοῦ); second declension

  1. a type of skin disease, typified by dull white lesions.

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