ἀγαθός

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See also: αγαθός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Hellenic *əgatʰós, from Proto-Indo-European *m̥ǵh₂-dʰh₁-ós (made great; whose deeds are great), from *méǵh₂s (great) + *dʰeh₁- (do) + *-ós. Compare Latin magnificus from same roots.

Beekes rejects an Indo-European etymology and assigns it as a Pre-Greek borrowing instead.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

ᾰ̓γᾰθός (agathósm (feminine ᾰ̓γᾰθή, neuter ᾰ̓γᾰθόν); first/second declension

  1. good, brave, noble, moral
  2. fortunate, lucky
  3. useful

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Descendants[edit]

  • Coptic: ⲁⲅⲁⲑⲟⲥ (agathos)
  • Greek: αγαθός (agathós)

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἀγαθός”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 7