στερεός

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From Proto-Indo-European *ster (strong, steady), the same root of Old English starian (to stare), Proto-Germanic *staraz (stiff) and στεῖρος (steîros, barren, sterile).

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στερεός (stereósm (feminine στερεᾱ́, neuter στερεόν); first/second declension

  1. firm, solid
  2. standard, of full value (of money)
  3. (figuratively) stiff, stubborn
  4. hard, stubborn, cruel
  5. solid, cubic (of bodies and quantities)

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós), from Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff). Cognate with Latin stultus, stolidus, sterilis, strēnuus, stīria. See also Old English steorfan (to die), Latin torpeō, Lithuanian tirpstu (to become rigid), Old Church Slavonic трупети (trupeti)

Adjective[edit]

στερεός (stereósm (feminine στερεή or στερεά, neuter στερεό)

  1. firm, solid (of foundations, bodies etc)

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