κράτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kret-. Cognates include Sanskrit क्रतु (krátu), Avestan 𐬑𐬭𐬀𐬙𐬎 (xratu-), and Old English heard (hard). More at hard.

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Noun[edit]

κράτος (kratos) (genitive κράτεος or κράτους); n, third declension;

  1. might, strength
  2. act of strength, act of valour
  3. (in plural) acts of violence
  4. dominion, power
    • Jude, Epistle of Jude 1.25
      μόνῳ σοφῷ Θεῷ σωτῆρι ἡμῶν δόξα καὶ μεγαλωσύνη, κράτος καὶ ἐξουσία, καὶ νῦν καὶ εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας Ἀμήν
      To God, our saviour, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, power and authority, both now and in every age, amen.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κράτος (kratos), from Proto-Indo-European *kret-.

Noun[edit]

κράτος (krátosn (plural κράτη)

  1. state, sovereign country etc

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