απολογητικός

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Semantic loan from French apologétique (apologetic: regretful; defending) from Medieval Latin apologeticus with the same sense, from ἀπολογητικός (apologētikós, sense: suitable for defence).[1] Also see ἀπολογία (apología).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

απολογητικός (apologitikósm

  1. apologetic, regretfully excusing
    Μου ζήτησε συγγνώμη με απολογητικό ύφος και κατεβασμένο το κεφάλι.
    Mou zítise syngnómi me apologitikó ýfos kai katevasméno to kefáli.
    He asked for forgiveness in an apologetic manner and (with) his head dropped.
  2. (law, the ancient sense) defence, justification (concerning an argument in support of something, mainly in legal settings)
    απολογητικό υπόμνημαapologitikó ypómnimadefence statement
    απολογητική επιστολήapologitikí epistolídefence letter
  3. (theology) of the branch of apologetics
    απολογητικά έργαapologitiká érgaapologetic works
    see απολογητική (feminine noun)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ απολογητικός in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.