ἄριστος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éristos (fittest), the superlative of *h₂er- (to fit, be suitable). Cognate with Hittite [script needed] (arra-, wash), Tocharian A yär- (wash).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /á.ris.tos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈa.ris.tos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈa.ris.tos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈa.ris.tos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈa.ris.tos/
  • Adjective[edit]

    ᾰ̓́ρῐστος (áristosm (feminine ᾰ̓ρῐ́στη, neuter ᾰ̓́ρῐστον); first/second declension

    1. best

    Usage notes[edit]

    Used as the superlative of ᾰ̓γᾰθός (agathós), along with βέλτῐστος (béltistos) and κρᾰ́τῐστος (krátistos).

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