αἰσχύνη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From αἶσχος (aîskhos, disgrace).

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Noun[edit]

αἰσχῡ́νη (aiskhū́nēf (genitive αἰσχῡ́νης); ? declension

  1. (mass noun) shame, disgrace
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1:10.3:
      παρὰ γὰρ τοῖσι Λυδοῖσι, σχεδὸν δὲ καὶ παρὰ τοῖσι ἄλλοισι βαρβάροισι, καὶ ἄνδρα ὀφθῆναι γυμνόν ἐς αἰσχύνην μεγάλην φέρει.
      parà gàr toîsi Ludoîsi, skhedòn dè kaì parà toîsi álloisi barbároisi, kaì ándra ophthênai gumnón es aiskhúnēn megálēn phérei.
      For among the Lydians, and indeed among the barbarians generally, it is reckoned a deep disgrace, even to a man, to be seen naked.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: αισχύνη (aischýni)

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