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-.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pró.sɔː.pon/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpro.so.pon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpro.so.pon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpro.so.pon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpro.so.pon/
  • Noun[edit]

    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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