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18:28 Jun 28, 2001
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Greek term or phrase: excelsior
is excelsior a greek word, if so what does it mean?

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naexcellent, distinguished, the best
Eleni Zissi
napacking materialDaphne Theodoraki



6 hrs
packing material

No, it is not Greek, it is Latin.

ex·cel·si·or [ik sιlsee r ] noun
packing material: packing material made from wood shavings

[Late 18th century. From Latin, literally "higher," from excelsus "high," from the past participle of excellere (see excel ); in the noun usage, from a proprietary name.]

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Daphne Theodoraki
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7 days
excellent, distinguished, the best

excelsior means in Greek ανώτερος, υπερέχων, υπέρτερος

Eleni Zissi
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