κακός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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The origin is unknown, possibly connected with Proto-Indo-European root *kakka- (to defecate). Compare κακκάω (kakkáō).

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  • (Classical) IPA(key): /kakós/
  • (Koine) IPA(key): /kaˈkos/

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κακός (kakósm, κακή f, κακόν n; first/second declension

  1. As a measure of quality: bad, worthless, useless
  2. As a measure of appearance: ugly, hideous
  3. Of circumstances: injurious, wretched, unhappy
  4. As a measure of character: low, mean, vile, evil

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek κᾰκός (kakós).

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κακός (kakósm,  feminine: κακή (kakí) or κακιά (kakiá), neuter: κακό (kakó)

  1. bad, evil, ill, wicked
    κακοί άνθρωποι   (wicked people)
    κακό μάτι   (evil eye)
    κακοί τρόποι   (bad manners)

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