τέλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to move; to turn (around)). See Latin colō for more.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /té.los/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈtɛ.los/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈte.los/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈte.los/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈte.los/
  • Noun[edit]

    τέλος (télosn (genitive τέλεος or τέλους); third declension

    1. completion, accomplishment, fulfillment, perfection, consummation
    2. result, product
    3. end
    4. end of life: death
    5. boundary, border, extremity
    6. supreme power
    7. the highest government office: magistrate
    8. that which is ordered to be done: task, duty
    9. money paid to the government: tax, toll
    10. a person's property, according to which he was classed
    11. thus, generally: rank, class
    12. unit of soldiers: legion, company
    13. initiation (especially into mystery religions)
    14. mystery religion
    15. any religious ceremony

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek τέλος (télos).

    Noun[edit]

    τέλος (télosn (plural τέλη)

    1. end, finish
      Θα έρθω στο τέλος του μήνα.Tha értho sto télos tou mína.I will come at the end of the month.
      το τέλος του κόσμουto télos tou kósmouthe end of the world

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