ἄριστον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *ayeriston, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyeri-h₁d-to-. First part in ἦρι (êri, early), second is zero-grade of ἔδω (édō, to eat), thus "early meal".

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Noun[edit]

ᾱ̓́ρῑστον (ā́rīstonn (genitive ᾱ̓ρῑ́στου); second declension

  1. morning meal, breakfast (early usage, i.e. Homeric)
  2. lunch (later usage, replaced with ἀκράτισμα as word for breakfast)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

ᾰ̓́ρῐστον (áristonn

  1. inflection of ἄριστος (áristos):
    1. accusative singular masculine
    2. nominative and accusative and vocative singular neuter