κακός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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The origin is unknown, possibly connected with Proto-Indo-European root *kakka-(to defecate). Compare κακκάω(kakkáō). Also compare Albanian keq with the same meaning.

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κακός ‎(kakósm ‎(feminine κακή, neuter κακόν); first/second declension

  1. As a measure of quality: bad, worthless, useless
  2. As a measure of appearance: ugly, hideous
  3. Of circumstances: injurious, wretched, unhappy
  4. As a measure of character: low, mean, vile, evil

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek κᾰκός(kakós).

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κακός ‎(kakósm ‎(feminine κακή or κακιά, neuter κακό)

  1. bad, evil, ill, wicked
    κακοί άνθρωποι‎ ― kakoí ánthropoi ― wicked people
    κακό μάτι‎ ― kakó máti ― evil eye
    κακοί τρόποι‎ ― kakoí trópoi ― bad manners

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  • φαύλος(fávlos, villanous, corrupt, vicious)

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