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).

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eureka

  1. An exclamation indicating sudden discovery.
    • 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. — Byron, Don Juan, 1821
    • 1970: A page is turned - eureka, a snatch of tune / is playing itself, the piss-proud syllables / are unveiling a difficult prosody — Peter Porter, The Sanitized Sonnets, in The Last of England, 1970

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eureka (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of constantan (copper-nickel alloy)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /øːˈreːkaː/
  • (file)

Interjection[edit]

eureka

  1. eureka

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “From the Ancient Greek εὕρηκᾰ (heúrēka)?”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛu̯.re.ka/
  • Hyphenation: èu‧re‧ka

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eureka

  1. eureka

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /euˈɾeka/, [eu̯ˈɾeka]

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eureka

  1. eureka