ἀθλητής

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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ἀθλητήρ ‎(athlētḗr) Epic

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*h₂weh₁-

From ἀθλέω ‎(athléō, to contend) +‎ -τής ‎(-tḗs, masculine agentive suffix).

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Noun[edit]

ἀθλητής ‎(athlētḗsm ‎(genitive ἀθλητοῦ); first declension athletes aqlhths may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ἀθλητής.

  1. a combatant, champion, especially a prizefighter
    1. (as an adjective) pertaining to competition
  2. (with genitive) practiced in, master of

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