ἰδιώτης

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ἴδιος(ídios, one's own, private) +‎ -ώτης(-ṓtēs)

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Noun[edit]

ῐ̓δῐώτης ‎(idiṓtēsm ‎(genitive ῐ̓δῐώτου); first declension (Attic, Ionic)

  1. a private person, one not engaged in public affairs
    1. a private soldier, as opposed to a general
  2. (adjectival use) private, homely
  3. commoner, plebeian
  4. uneducated person, layman, amateur
  5. one who is not in the know, an outsider
  6. an ignorant person, idiot
  7. one who is awkward, clumsy
  8. (in the plural) one's countrymen

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