πλοῦτος

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From Proto-Indo-European *plowtós.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /plôː.tos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈplu.tos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈplu.tos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈplu.tos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈplu.tos/
  • Noun[edit]

    πλοῦτος (ploûtosm (genitive πλούτου); second declension
    πλοῦτος (ploûtosn (genitive πλούτους); third declension

    1. wealth, riches
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.171
        οὐδέ σ’ ὀΐω [] ἄφενος καὶ πλοῦτον ἀφύξειν.
        oudé s’ oḯō [] áphenos kaì ploûton aphúxein.
        nor do I intend [] to pile up riches and wealth for you.
      • 380 BCE, Plato, Gorgias 523c
        πολλοὶ οὖν,’ ἦ δ’ ὅς, ‘ψυχὰς πονηρὰς ἔχοντες ἠμφιεσμένοι εἰσὶ [] πλούτους
        polloì oûn,’ ê d’ hós, ‘psukhàs ponēràs ékhontes ēmphiesménoi eisì [] ploútous
        "Now many," said he, "who have wicked souls are clad in [] wealth

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