eureka

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See also: Eureka and eurêka

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek εὕρηκα (heúrēka, I have found), perfect active indicative first singular of εὑρίσκω (heurískō, to find).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /jəˈɹiːkə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /juˈɹiːkə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːkə

Interjection[edit]

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eureka

  1. An exclamation indicating sudden discovery.
    • 1821 Byron, Don Juan, 1821
      Eureka! I have found it! What I mean / To say is, not that love is idleness, / But that in love such idleness has been / An accessory, as I have cause to guess.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      "Eureka!" he cried, his teeth shining through his beard. "Gentlemen, you may congratulate me and we may congratulate each other. The problem is solved."
    • 1970 Peter Porter, The Sanitized Sonnets, in The Last of England, 1970
      A page is turned - eureka, a snatch of tune / is playing itself, the piss-proud syllables / are unveiling a difficult prosody.

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Noun[edit]

eureka (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of constantan (copper-nickel alloy)

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek εὕρηκα (heúrēka, I have found), perfect active indicative 1st singular of εὑρίσκω (heurískō, I find).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌœy̯ˈreːkaː/, /øːˈreːkaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: eu‧re‧ka

Interjection[edit]

eureka

  1. eureka

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek εὕρηκᾰ (heúrēka).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

eureka

  1. eureka

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /euˈɾeka/, [eu̯ˈɾe.ka]

Interjection[edit]

eureka

  1. eureka

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