θέσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Could simply be from τίθημι (títhēmi, I put, place) +‎ -σις (-sis), or could go back earlier. If so, would be from a Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁tis, from *dʰeh₁- (whence also τίθημι (títhēmi)), with cognates including Sanskrit अपिहिति (ápihiti), Avestan 𐬀𐬭𐬋𐬌𐬛𐬍𐬙𐬌 (arōidīti), Latin conditiō, and Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌳𐌴𐌳𐍃 (gadēds). More at deed.

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Noun[edit]

θέσις (thésis) (genitive θέσεως) f, third declension

  1. a setting, placement, arrangement
  2. deposit
  3. adoption (of a child)
  4. adoption (in the more general sense of accepting as one's own)
  5. (philosophy) position, conclusion, thesis
  6. (dancing) putting down the foot
  7. (metre) the last half of the foot
  8. (rhetoric) affirmation
  9. (grammar) stop

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