ἀθλητής

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

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ἀθλητής (athlētḗsm (genitive ἀθλητοῦ); first declension

  1. a combatant, champion, especially a prizefighter
    1. (as an adjective) pertaining to competition
  2. (with genitive) practiced in, master of
    • Demosthenes, Against Aristogiton 1 97
    • Aristotle, Politics 6.7.3
      ἐκκεκριμένους δὲ ἐκ παίδων ἀθλητὰς εἶναι αὐτοὺς τῶν ἔργων:
      ekkekriménous dè ek paídōn athlētàs eînai autoùs tôn érgōn:

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