διαλεκτικός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From διαλέγομαι (dialégomai, to have a conversation) +‎ -τῐκός (-tikós, verbal adjective suffix): literally, “related to conversation”.

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Adjective[edit]

δῐᾰλεκτῐκός (dialektikósm (feminine δῐᾰλεκτῐκή, neuter δῐᾰλεκτῐκόν); first/second declension (Attic, Koine)

  1. (rare) Conversational
  2. Skilled in dialectic
    • 386 BCE – 367 BCE, Plato, Cratylus 390c:
      Σωκράτης: τὸν δὲ ἐρωτᾶν καὶ ἀποκρίνεσθαι ἐπιστάμενον ἄλλο τι σὺ καλεῖς ἢ διαλεκτικόν;
      Sōkrátēs: tòn dè erōtân kaì apokrínesthai epistámenon állo ti sù kaleîs ḕ dialektikón?
      Socrates: And the one who knows how to ask questions and answer them – would you call him anything other than skilled in dialectic?
  3. Dialectical

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