πλοῦτος

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From Proto-Indo-European *plowtós.

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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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