ἄγγελος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀐𐀫 (a-ke-ro), but origin uncertain. Probably a loan word, and probably related to ἄγγαρος (ángaros, Persian mounted courier) (whence Latin angarius), which is probably from an East Asian language (see also Sanskrit अजिरा (ajirā, agile, swift)). Klein suggests Semitic; but it could also be from Pre-Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /áŋ.ɡe.los/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈaŋ.ɡɛ.los/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈaŋ.ɡe.los/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈaɲ.ɟe.los/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈaɲ.ɟe.los/
  • Noun[edit]

    ἄγγελος (ángelosm (genitive ᾰ̓γγέλου); second declension (Epic, Attic, Ionic, Doric, Koine)

    1. a messenger
    2. one that announces
    3. (later) angel, heavenly spirit

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