σεμνός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the radical of σέβομαι (sébomai) +‎ -νός (-nós), with regressive assimilation.

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σεμνός (semnósm (feminine σεμνή, neuter σεμνόν); first/second declension

  1. revered, august, holy
    Synonyms: ἅγιος (hágios)
    Antonyms: ἄσεμνος (ásemnos), ἀσεβής (asebḗs)
  2. solemn, pompous

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σεμνός (semnós, revered, august, holy), from σέβομαι (sébomai, I feel awe), from Proto-Indo-European *tyegʷ- (avoid, yield to).

Adjective[edit]

σεμνός (semnósm (feminine σεμνή, neuter σεμνό)

  1. modest, decorous
  2. unassuming, unpretentious

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