αὐτόματος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From αὐτός(autós, self) + Proto-Indo-European *méntis ~ *mn̥téys(thought). Cognates include Latin mēns, Sanskrit मति(matí), and Old English ġemynd (English mind).

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Adjective[edit]

αὐτόματος (autómatosm (feminine αὐτομάτη, neuter αὐτόματον); first/second declension

  1. self-willed, unbidden
  2. self-moving, self-propelled
  3. (of plants) growing wild, unsown
  4. without external cause or support
  5. without cause, accidental, by chance

Inflection[edit]

  • In Homeric and Attic it is simply -ος, -ον.

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