σέβας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root of σέβομαι (sébomai, respect), which is from the Proto-Indo-European root *tyegʷ- (to avoid, retreat from), possibly going back directly to a neuter noun *tyégʷos whence also cognates Sanskrit त्यजस् (tyajas) and Avestan 𐬌𐬚𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬘𐬀𐬵(iθiiejah, abandonment; difficulty, danger).

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Noun[edit]

σέβας (sébasn (genitive ); irregular declension

  1. reverential awe
  2. object of wonder

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: σέβας (sévas)

Further reading[edit]

  • σέβας in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • σέβας in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • σέβας in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σέβας (sébas). For the expression 'τα σέβη μου', semantic loan from French respects.

Noun[edit]

σέβας (sévasn (plural σέβη)

  1. respect
  2. (plural) a respectful greeting
  3. (in the plural, formal expression): τα σέβη μου (ta sévi mou, my respects!)
    Synonym: τα σεβάσματά μου (ta sevásmatá mou)

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