ἥμισυς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “From ἡμι- ‎(hēmi-) +‎ ? ‎(?)”

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ἥμῐσυς ‎(hḗmisusm ‎(feminine ἡμίσεια, neuter ἥμισυ); first/third declension

  1. half

Inflection[edit]

This is one of the three adjectives in -ύς, -εῖα, -ύ, along with θῆλυς ‎(thêlus) and πρέσβυς ‎(présbus), to have a recessive accent.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ἥμισυς in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «ἥμισυς» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «ἥμισυς» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «ἥμισυς» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «ἥμισυς» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • half idem, page 381.