πίστις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From πιθ- (pith-), the root of πείθω (peíthō), +‎ -σις (-sis), which remained -τις (-tis) after a dental.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowels ί and ι by adding a macron after each one if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.
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Noun[edit]

πίστις (pístisf (genitive πίστεως); third declension

  1. trust in others, faith
  2. belief in a higher power, faith
  3. the state of being persuaded of something: belief, confidence, assurance
  4. trust in a commercial sense: credit
  5. faithfulness, honesty, trustworthiness, fidelity
  6. that which gives assurance: treaty, oath, guarantee
  7. means of persuasion: argument, proof
  8. that which is entrusted

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