φαῦλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w-. Cognate with Latin paucus (few, little), pauper (poor), paulus (small), and parvus (small); Old Armenian փոքր (pʿokʿr); and Old English fēaw (English few).

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Adjective[edit]

φαῦλος (phaûlosm (feminine φαύλη or φαῦλος, neuter φαῦλον); first/second declension

  1. (of things) easy, slight
    • Eur, The Suppliants 317
    1. trivial, paltry, sorry, indifferent, miserable, poor
    2. sorry, paltry, mean, bad
  2. (of persons) low in rank, mean, common
    1. worthless, sorry, indifferent, poor, common, of no account, bad
    2. careless, thoughtless, indifferent
    3. (in good sense) simple, unaffected
    4. (of outward appearance) shabby, plain
    5. (of health) ill

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