ἡλίκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *yós, like the basic relative pronoun ὅς (hós), + the same suffix as Latin tālis (such) and quālis ([such] as) +‎ -κός (-kós, adjective suffix). Cf. ἧλιξ (hêlix)

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hɛː.lí.kos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /(h)eˈli.kos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /iˈli.kos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /iˈli.kos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /iˈli.kos/
  • Adjective[edit]

    ἡλῐ́κος (hēlíkosm (feminine ἡλῐ́κη, neuter ἡλῐ́κον); first/second declension

    1. (relative adjective) as big or great as, as old as
      • 330 BCE, Demosthenes, On the Crown 13
        ἀλλ᾽ ἐφ᾽ οἷς ἀδικοῦντά μ᾽ ἑώρα τὴν πόλιν, οὖσί γε τηλικούτοις ἡλίκα νῦν ἐτραγῴδει καὶ διεξῄει, []
        all᾽ eph᾽ hoîs adikoûntá m᾽ heṓra tḕn pólin, oûsí ge tēlikoútois hēlíka nûn etragṓidei kaì diexḗiei, []
        But against whatever wrongs he saw me commit against the city, if they really are as great as he just now dramatized and recounted in detail, []
    2. (indirect interrogative adjective) how big; extraordinarily big or small
    3. (exclamatory adjective) how big!

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