καιρός

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καιρός (kairósm (genitive καιροῦ); second declension (Epic, Attic, Ionic, Doric, Koine)

  1. measure; proportion; fitness
  2. (of time): period (of time); season; time
  3. (often in a positive sense) proper time, opportunity; prime
  4. (loosely): God's time
  5. (in the plural) the times
  6. advantage, profit

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Not found in Homer, though it is used by other early authors who wrote in Epic Greek: Hesiod and Theognis.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek καιρός (kairós).

Noun[edit]

καιρός (kairósm (plural καιροί)

  1. weather
    καιρού επιτρέποντοςkairoú epitrépontosweather permitting
  2. time, events
    από καιρό σε καιρόapó kairó se kairófrom time to time

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