ἄγος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Most commonly explained as from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ego-, with cognates such as Sanskrit आगस् ‎(ā́gas) and Old English acan (English ache) (i.e. Beekes, Pokorny). However, Chantraine prefers a relation to ἅγιος ‎(hágios, holy).

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Noun[edit]

ᾰ̓́γος ‎(ágosn ‎(genitive ᾰ̓́γεος or ᾰ̓́γους); third declension a̓gos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ᾰ̓́γος.

  1. awe, reverence, dread
  2. curse, pollution, guilt
  3. abomination
  4. expiatory sacrifice

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