καιρός

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See also: καῖρος

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unclear.[1] Possibly related to κείρω (keírō). Might also be related to, or the source of, Albanian qëro (time) (an archaic term).

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Noun[edit]

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, the right moment, the fatal spot
  4. (loosely): God's time
  5. (in the plural) the times
  6. advantage, profit

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: καιρός (kairós)
  • ? Albanian: qëro
  • English: kairos
  • French: kairos

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) , “καιρός”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 617

Greek[edit]

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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