σκότος

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From Proto-Indo-European *skotos. Cognates include Old Irish scáth, Sanskrit छत्त्र ‎(chattra, umbrella), and Old English sceadu (English shadow).

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σκότος ‎(skótos) (genitive σκότου); m, second declension

  1. darkness, gloom
    1. the darkness of death
    2. the darkness of the netherworld
    3. the darkness of the womb
    4. blindness
    5. (figuratively) obscurity
    6. (of a person) the mystery, ignorance, deceit
    7. the dark part or shadow in a picture
      • Eustathius 953.51

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