ἔλεος

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See also: ἐλεός and έλεος

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be related to ἐλελεῦ (eleleû, woe, alas), which is likely expressive/onomatopoeic; if not, from Pre-Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ἔλεος (éleosm (genitive ἐλέου); second declension
ἔλεος (éleosn (genitive ἐλέεος or ἐλέους); third declension (Epic, Attic, Koine)

  1. pity, mercy, compassion
  2. object of pity

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: έλεος (éleos)

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