κλέος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *kléwos (whence Mycenaean Greek 𐀐𐀩𐀺 (ke-re-wo)), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱléwos. Cognates include Sanskrit श्रवस् (śrávas), Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬬𐬀𐬭𐬯 (havars), Old Armenian լու (lu), լսեմ (lsem), Old Church Slavonic слово (slovo), Old Irish clú. Compare κλύω (klúō, I hear) and κλέω (kléō).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /klé.os/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈklɛ.os/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkle.os/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkle.os/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkle.os/
  • Noun[edit]

    κλέος (kléosn (genitive *κλέεος); third declension

    1. rumour, report
    2. good report, fame, glory
    3. (rare) bad report, disrepute

    Inflection[edit]

    Only used in the nominative and accusative singular κλέος (kléos) and the Epic nominative plural κλέᾰ (kléa), κλεῖᾰ (kleîa).

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek κλέος (kléos, fame, report).

    Noun[edit]

    κλέος (kléosn (plural κλέη)

    1. renown, fame
    2. honour (UK), honor (US)

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