ἱστορία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ῐ̔στορέω (historéō, I inquire), from ἵστωρ (hístōr, one who knows, wise man), from Proto-Indo-European *wéydtōr (the one that knows),[1] from the root *weyd-.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /his.to.rí.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /(h)is.toˈri.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /is.toˈri.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /is.toˈri.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /is.toˈri.a/
  • Noun[edit]

    ῐ̔στορῐ́ᾱ (historíāf (genitive ῐ̔στορῐ́ᾱς); first declension

    1. inquiry, examination, systematic observation, science
    2. body of knowledge obtained by systematic inquiry
    3. written account of such inquiries, narrative, history

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    References[edit]

    1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009), “historie”, in Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

    Greek[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    ἱστορία (ἱstoríaf

    1. Katharevousa form of ιστορία (istoría)