χρεία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From χρή ‎(khrḗ, it is necessary)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

χρεία ‎(khreíaf ‎(genitive χρείας); first declension

  1. need, want, necessity
    1. want, poverty
  2. business, purpose (especially military purpose)
    1. employment, function
  3. use
    1. use, advantage, service
  4. familiarity, intimacy
  5. maxim

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References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill