ἄξιος

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See also: άξιος and Ἀξιός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ἄγω (ágō) +‎ -τιος (-tios), with the verb in the sense "draw down (in the scale)", hence "weigh, import".

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ák.si.os/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈak.si.os/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈak.si.os/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈak.si.os/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈak.si.os/
  • Adjective[edit]

    ᾰ̓́ξῐος (áxiosm (feminine ᾰ̓ξῐ́ᾱ, neuter ᾰ̓́ξῐον); first/second declension

    1. counterbalancing, weighing as much as, of like value
      • Il.23.885 νῦν δ’ οὐδ’ ἑνὸς ἄξιοί εἰμεν Ἕκτορος "we [all of us] are not worth as much as one Hector"
    2. worthy, fit

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