τεκμήριον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to τεκμαίρομαι (tekmaíromai, to make a conjecture).

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τεκμήρῐον (tekmḗrionn (genitive τεκμηρῐ́ου); second declension (Attic, Ionic, Koine Greek)

  1. proof (through argument)
    • 4th century BC, Isaeus, Nicostratus 12
      ἐν μόναις δὲ ταῖς τῶν κλήρων εἰσαγωγαῖς δοκεῖ μοι προσήκειν τεκμηρίοις μᾶλλον ἢ μάρτυσι πιστεύειν.
      en mónais dè taîs tôn klḗrōn eisagōgaîs dokeî moi prosḗkein tekmēríois mâllon ḕ mártusi pisteúein.
      • 1962 translation by Edward Seymour Forster
        It seems to me that in suits concerning inheritances, and in these alone, more credit ought to be given to circumstantial proof than to the statements of witnesses.
  2. (logic) demonstrative proof
    • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Problems 70b.2
    • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Rhetoric 1.3.7
      τὰ γὰρ τεκμήρια καὶ τὰ εἰκότα καὶ τὰ σημεῖα προτάσεις εἰσὶν ῥητορικαί
      tà gàr tekmḗria kaì tà eikóta kaì tà sēmeîa protáseis eisìn rhētorikaí
      for proofs and probable propositions and probable arguments are propositions of rhetoric

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