αὐτόματος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From αὐτός (autós, self) + from Proto-Indo-European *mn̥ti-, oblique stem of *méntis (thought). Cognates include Latin mēns, Sanskrit मति (matí), and Old English ġemynd (English mind).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

αὐτόματος (autómatosm, αὐτομάτη f, αὐτόματον n; first/second declension

  1. self-willed, unbidden
  2. self-moving, self-propelled
  3. (of plants) growing wild, unsown
  4. without external cause or support
  5. without cause, accidental, by chance

Inflection[edit]

  • In Homeric and Attic it is simply -ος, -ον.

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