πάτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Clearly related to πατέω (pateō, I walk, tread), but which gave rise to which is less clear. It could be an old variant of πόντος (pontos) (and if so, πατέω (pateō) would be the derivative). If so, from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (to go, walk; way). Cognates include Sanskrit पन्थाः (pánthāḥ), Avestan 𐬁𐬙𐬥𐬀𐬞 (pantā), Old Armenian հուն (hun), Proto-Germanic *paþaz, whence English path.

Noun[edit]

πάτος (patos) (genitive πάτου) m, second declension

  1. trodden or beaten way, path
  2. step (movement of the foot), stepping, treading
  3. floor
  4. dirt, mud, dung
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Noun[edit]

πάτος (patos) (genitive πάτεος, πάτους) n, third declension

  1. robe worn by Hera
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