σθένος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.[1] The cluster /stʰ/ is unusual for Ancient Greek terms inherited from Proto-Indo-European. However several hypotheses for an Indo-European derivation exist:

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Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

σθένος (sthénosn (genitive σθένεος or σθένους); third declension

  1. strength, might, power

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: σθένος (sthénos)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Beekes, Robert S. P., “σθένος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2010, →ISBN, page 1325–1326
  2. 2.0 2.1 George Melville Bolling, "The Etymology of ΣΘΕΝΟΣ", The American Journal of Philology 21 (1900), 315f.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σθένος (sthénos).

Noun[edit]

σθένος (sthénosn

  1. moral or emotional strength, might, power
  2. (chemistry) valence, valency
  3. (grammar, linguistics) valency (number of grammatical arguments a verb can take)

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