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"The beef is meat"

Translation:Το βοδινό είναι κρέας

October 19, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeilJaqua

<<Βοδινό> looks an awful lot like "bovine".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

<<Βοδινό> looks an awful lot like "bovine".

The βο- / bo- and the -ινός / -īnus parts are indeed related.

The consonant in the middle is not -- in Latin, it's part of the stem (bos, bov-) while in Greek, it's originally a diminutive (βόδι < βοΐδιον < βους, βο- + -ίδιον).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lng52-._

Why not Το βόειο κρέας...?

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