δυστυχία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From δυσ- (dus-, bad) +‎ τύχη (túkhē, fortune, fate) +‎ -ία (-ía, feminine abstract substantive).

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Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowels υ, υ, ί and α by adding a macron after each one if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.
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Noun[edit]

δυστυχία (dustukhíaf (genitive δυστυχίας)

  1. misfortune; ill luck
    • 460 BCE – 395 BCE, Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War 7.LXXXVI
      καὶ ὁ μὲν τοιαύτῃ ἢ ὅτι ἐγγύτατα τούτων αἰτίᾳ ἐτεθνήκει, ἥκιστα δὴ ἄξιος ὢν τῶν γε ἐπ' ἐμοῦ Ἑλλήνων ἐς τοῦτο δυστυχίας ἀφικέσθαι διὰ τὴν πᾶσαν ἐς ἀρετὴν νενομισμένην ἐπιτήδευσιν.
      • 1874 translation by Richard Crawley
        This or the like was the cause of the death of a man who, of all the Hellenes in my time, least deserved such a fate, seeing that the whole course of his life had been regulated with strict attention to virtue.

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Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ðistiˈçia]
  • Hyphenation: δυ‧στυ‧χί‧α

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek δυστυχία f (dustukhía, misfortune).

Noun[edit]

δυστυχία (dystychíaf (plural δυστυχίες)

  1. misfortune; an undesirable event
  2. (uncountable) unhappiness

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