χαρακτήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 

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

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: character
  • Greek: χαρακτήρας (charaktíras)
  • Russian: хара́ктер (xarákter)

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