αἶνος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Pokorny suggests Proto-Indo-European *h₂ey- (important speech).

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αἶνος (aînosm (genitive αἴνου); second declension

  1. tale or story; story with a moral, fable
  2. praise
    • St. Luke, The Gospel of Luke 18.43
      καὶ παραχρῆμα ἀνέβλεψεν, καὶ ἠκολούθει αὐτῷ δοξάζων τὸν θεόν. καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἰδὼν ἔδωκεν αἶνον τῷ θεῷ.
      kaì parakhrêma anéblepsen, kaì ēkoloúthei autôi doxázōn tòn theón. kaì pâs ho laòs idṑn édōken aînon tôi theôi.
      And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God. (King James Version)

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