πρόσωπον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

πρός (prós, towards) +‎ ὤψ (ṓps, eye). The existence of Sanskrit प्रतीक (prátīka) indicates that this compound goes back to Proto-Indo-European *prétih₃kʷo-.

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πρόσωπον (prósōponn (genitive προσώπου); second declension

  1. face, visage, countenance
  2. front
  3. mask
  4. character, part in a drama
  5. appearance
  6. person

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