ἀκριβής

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Disputed. Commonly held to be formed from ἄκρος (ákros, sharp) and another element of uncertain provenance, e.g. εἴβω (eíbō, drop, let fall) according to Schwyzer, though rejected by Beekes & van Beek. Tichy takes the component parts to be ἄκρις (ákris, mountain top) in a dative-locative form in + βῆναι (bênai, go, walk).

Adjective[edit]

ᾰ̓κρῑβής (akrībḗsm or f (neuter ᾰ̓κρῑβές); third declension

  1. accurate, precise
  2. scrupulous, methodical

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: ακριβός (akrivós)

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