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κύκλος

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷékʷlos (circle, wheel). Cognates include Sanskrit चक्र (cakrá), Latin colus and Old English hwēol (English wheel).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [kʉ́klos]
  • (Koine): IPA: [cˈyklo̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [cˈyklos]

Noun

κύκλος (genitive κύκλου) m, second declension; (kuklos)

  1. circle, ring
  2. Any circular object, such as a wheel
  3. A crowd of people
  4. marketplace
  5. circular movement
  6. sphere, globe

Inflection

There also exists an irregular plural: κύκλα

References


Greek

Noun

κύκλος m. (kýklos)

  1. circle
  2. period or cycle
  3. course or track

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