ἀθλητής

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /a.tʰlɛː.tɛ̌ːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /a.tʰleˈtes/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /a.θliˈtis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /a.θliˈtis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /a.θliˈtis/
  • Noun[edit]

    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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