ὑπόθεσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ῠ̔ποτῐ́θημῐ (hupotíthēmi, I set before, suggest) +‎ -σῐς (-sis), from ῠ̔πο- (hupo-, below) + τῐ́θημῐ (títhēmi, to put, place).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hy.pó.tʰe.sis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /(h)yˈpo.tʰɛ.sis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /yˈpo.θe.sis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /yˈpo.θe.sis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /iˈpo.θe.sis/
  • Noun[edit]

    ῠ̔πόθεσῐς (hupóthesisf (genitive ῠ̔ποθέσεως); third declension

    1. proposal
    2. suggestion, advice
    3. purpose
    4. occasion, excuse, pretext
    5. actor's role
    6. function, occupation, station
    7. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
      1. subject proposed for discussion
      2. lawsuit, legal case
      3. subject, topic
      4. speech
      5. play, pantomime
    8. supposition, assumption, hypothesis
    9. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
      1. presupposition
      2. premise
      3. starting point
      4. raw material
      5. mortgage
    10. placing under
      1. base (thing placed under another)

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