σοφία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From σοφός (sophós, skilled in handcrafts; clever) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /so.pʰí.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /soˈpʰi.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /soˈɸi.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /soˈfi.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /soˈfi.a/
  • Noun[edit]

    σοφῐ́ᾱ (sophíāf (genitive σοφῐ́ᾱς); first declension

    1. skill or cleverness in carpentry, music, or other crafts
    2. skill related to everyday life: sound judgment, prudence
    3. knowledge of a higher kind: learning, wisdom

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Inherited from Ancient Greek σοφῐ́ᾱ (sophíā).

    Noun[edit]

    σοφία (sofíaf (plural σοφίες)

    1. wisdom
    2. (plural, ironic): denoting a speaker's statements as anything but smart, important, etc.

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    Further reading[edit]

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