- a sort of loaf consisting of layers of lamb or lamb and beef, roasted, as on a vertical spit, and sliced
- a sandwich consisting of slices of this meat, onions, tomatoes, etc. wrapped in a pita
Origin of gyrofrom Modern Greek gyros, a circle (from rotating meat on a spit), wrongly taken as a plural
- gyrating: gyroscope
- gyroscope: gyrocompass
Origin of gyro-from Classical Greek gyros, a circle: see gyrate
- A gyroscope.
- A gyrocompass.
Origin of gyroFrom Modern Greek gýros a turning, gyro meat ( partial loan translation of Turkish döner (kebap) turning (kebab) ) ( from the turning of the meat on a spit ) from Greek gūros circle perhaps akin to Armenian kor bent, curved and ku&rdot;n back (of the body)
- Spinning: gyromagnetic.
- Circle; spiral: gyroplane.
- Gyroscopic: gyrostabilizer.
Origin of gyro-Greek gūro- circular from gūros circle
The correct pronunciation of this word is much disputed; pronunciation /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/ is often proscribed, although all three are acceptable. (The modern Greek pronunciation is /ˈjiːɾos/.)
From Greek γύρος (gýros); from the turning of the meat on a spit.