"Αυτή είναι η γωνία μου."

Translation:It is my corner.

November 17, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/yuriSVB
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'Γωνία' becomes 'gon' in words like polygon? Can someone confirm that?

November 17, 2016

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You're on the right track. -γωνο in a word, when it follows a type of number, indicates the number or type of angles/corners.

for exp. Τετράγωνο = σχήμα με τέσσερις γωνίες, πολύγωνο= σχήμα με πολλές γωνίες.

Αlso, -γωνικός is it's adjective form. (Not that commonly used, but it's a thing)

for exp. Τριγωνικό τραπέζι - Triangular/trigonal table.

I hope my answer was helpful enough ^.^

November 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WillyPicard

And suddenly the word "trigonometry" makes sense.... Thank you for the explanation.

November 4, 2017

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In Sanskrit, the word for "an angle/a corner" is "konas". So, a triangle in Sanskrit is "Trikonas" whereas in Greek it is Τρίγωνο. These words are so fascinatingly close :-)

March 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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That's the sort of thing that led linguists to realise eventually that Sanskrit and Greek and Latin must have come from the same origin.

March 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NekoMarsel

A greek Sheldon Cooper :P

February 15, 2018

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More like Greek Avon Barksdale or Marlo Stanfield.

February 18, 2018
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