ἀσκηθής

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Apparently from ἀ- (a-, not) + *σκῆθος (skêthos, damage). Attempts have been made to connect the latter with Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌸𐌾𐌰𐌽 (skaþjan), but are unconvincing as Gothic 𐌸 (þ) does not match with Ancient Greek θ (th) per Grimm’s law. However, the Gothic term is apparently connected to Proto-Indo-European *(s)kēt- (damage, harm), so the Greek term could ultimately be of PIE origin, albeit inherited through an intermediary source.

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Adjective[edit]

ἀσκηθής (askēthḗsm, ἀσκηθής f, ἀσκηθές n; third declension

  1. unhurt, unscathed, sound, healthy, unblemished

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