χαρακτήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From χαράσσω (kharássō, I scratch, engrave) +‎ -τήρ (-tḗr, agent noun suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰa.rak.tɛ̌ːr/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kʰa.rakˈter/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /xa.rakˈtir/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /xa.rakˈtir/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /xa.rakˈtir/
  • Noun[edit]

    χᾰρᾰκτήρ (kharaktḗrm (genitive χᾰρᾰκτῆρος); third declension

    1. instrument used for engraving
    2. person who engraves, engraver
    3. impress, stamp, seal
    4. reproduction, representation
    5. figure, letter, character
    6. characteristic, character
    7. style

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