πρόσωπον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Seems to be from πρός (prós, towards) + ὤψ (ṓps, eye). The presence of Sanskrit प्रतीकम् (prátīkam) [script needed] could indicate that this compound could go back to Proto-Indo-European.

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Noun[edit]

πρόσωπον (prósōpon) (genitive προσώπου); n, second declension

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

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