φαῦλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Proto-Indo-European *pau-. Latin paucus (few, little), pauper (poor), paulus (small), parvus (small), Old Armenian փոքր (pʿokʿr) and Old English fēaw (English few).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

φαῦλος (phaûlosm, φαύλη f, φαῦλον n; first/second declension

  1. (of things) easy, slight
    • Eur, The Suppliants 317
    1. trivial, paltry, sorry, indifferent, miserable, poor
    2. sorry, paltry, mean, bad
  2. (of persons) low in rank, mean, common
    1. worthless, sorry, indifferent, poor, common, of no account, bad
    2. careless, thoughtless, indifferent
    3. (in good sense) simple, unaffected
    4. (of outward appearance) shabby, plain
    5. (of health) ill

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition