ἔσχατος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly for Proto-Indo-European *eǵʰs-katos, from ἐξ (ex, out). Compare with ἔγκατα (énkata, intestines) and the same difficulty in ἐχθός (ekhthós) = ἐκτός (ektós).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /és.kʰa.tos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɛs.kʰa.tos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈes.xa.tos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈes.xa.tos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈes.xa.tos/
  • Adjective[edit]

    ἔσχᾰτος (éskhatosm (feminine ἐσχᾰ́τη, neuter ἔσχᾰτον); first/second declension

    1. At one end of a continuum
      1. (of space) farthest, most remote [+genitive = from something or someone]
        1. last, at the end
        2. at the back, hindmost
        3. lowest
        4. highest
        5. innermost
      2. (of time) last
      3. (of degree) extreme
      4. (of quality) best; worst
    2. Neuter ἔσχᾰτον (éskhaton), as substantive: the end, the utmost, the worst

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