χαρακτήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From χαράσσω(kharássō, I scratch, engrave) +‎ -τήρ(-tḗr, agent noun suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer-(to scratch, scrape).

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Noun[edit]

χαρακτήρ ‎(kharaktḗrm ‎(genitive χαρακτῆρος); 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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