κακός

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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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κᾰκός (kakósm (feminine κᾰκή, neuter κᾰκόν); 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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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κᾰκός (kakós).

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

  1. bad, evil, ill, wicked
    κακοί άνθρωποιkakoí ánthropoiwicked people
    κακό μάτιkakó mátievil eye
    κακοί τρόποιkakoí trópoibad manners

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