σύμβολον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from σῠμβάλλω (sumbállō, I throw together, dash together, compare, correspond, tally, come to a conclusion), from σῠν- (sun-, with, together) +‎ βάλλω (bállō, I throw, put).

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Noun[edit]

σῠ́μβολον (súmbolonn (genitive σῠμβόλου); second declension

  1. a sign or token by which one infers a thing
  2. a pledge or pawn, on which money was advanced
  3. in pl. tallies
  4. at Athens, a ticket, counter
  5. a permit or licence to reside, given to aliens
  6. n Eccl. the distinctive mark of Christians, a confession of faith, a creed
  7. in legal phrase, σύμβολα were covenants between two states for protection of commerce

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