νεανίας

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From νεάν (neán, young), from νέος (néos, young).

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νεᾱνῐ́ᾱς (neāníāsm (genitive νεᾱνῐ́ου); first declension

  1. young man, youth
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 10.278
      νεηνίῃ ἀνδρὶ ἐοικώς
      neēníēi andrì eoikṓs
      in the likeness of a young man
    1. young, active; hot-headed, headstrong
      • 413 BCE, Euripides, Ion 1041
        νεανίας γενοῦ ἔργοισι
        neanías genoû érgoisi
        be young in action
      • 423 BCE, Euripides, The Suppliants 580
        νῦν δ᾽ ἔτ᾽ εἶ νεανίας
        nûn d ét eî neanías
        As yet you are young and rash.

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