καταφρονέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From κατα- (kata-, downwards) +‎ φρονέω (phronéō, to think, to be arrogant)

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ka.ta.pʰro.né.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ka.ta.pʰroˈnɛ.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ka.ta.ɸroˈne.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ka.ta.froˈne.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ka.ta.froˈne.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    κᾰταφρονέω (kataphronéō)

    1. to look down on, think slightly of
      1. (with accusative) to regard slightly, despise
      2. to be disdainful, deal contemptuously
      3. (with infinitive) to think contemptuously that..., to presume
    2. (with accusative, only in Ionic writers) to fix one's thoughts upon, aim at
    3. to come to one's senses

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