ψευδής

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the root of ψεύδω (pseúdō, to lie) +‎ -ής (-ḗs, adjective suffix).

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Adjective[edit]

ψευδής (pseudḗsm or f (neuter ψευδές); third declension

  1. lying, false, untrue
    Synonym: ψυδρός (psudrós)
  2. deceived, beguiled

Usage notes[edit]

In many Classical Greek cities, being good at lying and deception was considered a virtue and a heroic quality; in the Odyssey for example.

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  • Greek: ψευδής (psevdís)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learnedly, from Ancient Greek ψευδής (pseudḗs).

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Adjective[edit]

ψευδής (psevdísm (feminine ψευδής, neuter ψευδές)

  1. false; sham; insincere; wearing masks
    Antonyms: αληθής (alithís, true), αψευδής (apsevdís, not lying)

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