σεμνός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sem.nós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /sɛmˈnos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /semˈnos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /semˈnos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /semˈnos/
  • Adjective[edit]

    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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