σθένος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps root-cognate with Old English stīþ (hard, cruel, violent) (English stith (stiff, hard)), or with Proto-Germanic *segaz (victory).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

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

  1. strength, might, power

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Melville Bolling, "The Etymology of ΣΘΕΝΟΣ", The American Journal of Philology 21 (1900), 315f.

Further reading[edit]


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)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • σθένος in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]