πειθώ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Appellative of Πειθώ (Peithṓ), from πείθω (peíthō, I persuade).

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Noun[edit]

πειθώ (peithṓf (genitive πειθόος or πειθοῦς); third declension

  1. persuasion
    • 525 BCE – 455 BCE, Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 173
      καί μ᾽ οὔτι μελιγλώσσοις πειθοῦς ἐπαοιδαῖσιν θέλξει
      kaí m᾽ oúti meliglṓssois peithoûs epaoidaîsin thélxei
      Not by persuasion's honeyed enchantments will he charm me
    • 380 BCE, Plato, Gorgias 453a
      λέγεις ὅτι πειθοῦς δημιουργός ἐστιν ἡ ῥητορική
      légeis hóti peithoûs dēmiourgós estin hē rhētorikḗ
      you say that rhetoric is a producer of persuasion
    1. means of persuasion, inducement, argument
      • 407 BCE, Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis 104
        πειθὼ γὰρ εἶχον τήνδε πρὸς δάμαρτ᾽ ἐμήν
        peithṑ gàr eîkhon tḗnde pròs dámart᾽ emḗn
        Yes, this was the inducement I offered my wife.
    2. obedience

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