χάρις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From χαίρω "I am happy"

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

χάρις (kharis) (genitive χάριτος) f, third declension

  1. beauty, elegance, charm, grace
  2. A favourable disposition towards someone: grace, favor, goodwill
  3. A voluntary act of goodwill
  4. gratitude, thanks
  5. influence (opposite force)
  6. gratification, delight

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Usage notes[edit]

The irregular accusative singular χάριν is far more common, but χάριτα is used in later works. There is also an alternate dative plural: χαρίτεσσι.

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