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πολύς

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Ancient Greek

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Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *pl̥H₁ú- from Proto-Indo-European *pelH̥₁ "to fill". Cognates include Sanskrit पुरु (puru).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [polʉ́s]
  • (Koine): IPA: [po̞lˈys]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [polˈys]

Adjective

πολύς m., πολλή f., πολύ n.; first/second declension; (polus)

  1. many
  2. In general of extreme size or degree

Inflection

The declension of πολύς is formed from two stems, πολ- and πολλ-. In Attic it is thus declined:

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative πολύς πολλή πολύ πολλοί πολλαί πολλά
Genitive πολλοῦ πολλῆς πολλοῦ πολλῶν πολλῶν πολλῶν
Dative πολλῷ πολλῇ πολλῷ πολλοῖς πολλαῖς πολλοῖς
Accusative πολύν πολλήν πολύ πολλούς πολλάς πολλά

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References

Strong’s concordance number: G4183


Greek

Adjective

πολύς

  1. much; many; a lot of; too much.

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
Gender masc. fem. neut. masc. fem. neut.
Nominative πολύς πολλή πολύ πολλοί πολλές πολλά
Accusative πολύ
    πολλύν1
πολλή πολύ πολλούς πολλές πολλά
Genitive πολλού2 πολλής πολλού2 πολλών πολλών πολλών
Notes:
    Some sources give vocative forms in the plural
    1  Used when the following word begins with a vowel or certain consonants.
    2  Rare

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