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 Phrygian κακον (kakon, harm) and Albanian keq (bad). Alternatively, of Pre-Greek origin, according to Beekes.

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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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  • Greek: κακός (kakós)

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κᾰκός (kakós).

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Adjective[edit]

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
    κακής ποιότηταςkakís poiótitasof poor quality, shoddy

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