σκότος

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From Proto-Indo-European *skotos. Cognates include Old Irish scáth, Sanskrit छत्त्र (chattra, umbrella), and Old English sceadu (English shadow).

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σκότος (skótos) (genitive σκότου) m, second declension

  1. darkness, gloom
    1. the darkness of death
    2. the darkness of the netherworld
    3. the darkness of the womb
    4. blindness
    5. (figuratively) obscurity
    6. (of a person) the mystery, ignorance, deceit
    7. the dark part or shadow in a picture
      • Eustathius 953.51

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