σθένος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Homeric σθίνος (sthínos), perhaps root-cognate with Old English stíð (hard, cruel, violent) (English stith (stiff, hard)), or with Proto-Germanic *segaz (victory).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

σθένος (sthénos) (genitive σθένεος or σθένους); n, third declension;

  1. strength, might, power

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References[edit]

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

Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

σθένος (sthénosn

  1. moral or emotional strength, might, power
  2. (chemistry): valence, valency

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