ὑπόθεσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ῠ̔πόθεσῐς (hupóthesisf (genitive ῠ̔ποθέσεως); third declension

  1. proposal, proposed action; policy, intention
    1. suggestion, advice
    2. purpose
    3. occasion, excuse, pretext
    4. actor's role
    5. function, occupation, station
  2. subject proposed for discussion
    1. lawsuit, legal case
    2. subject, topic
    3. speech
    4. play, pantomime
  3. supposition, assumption, hypothesis
    1. presupposition
    2. premise
    3. starting point
    4. raw material
  4. mortgage
  5. placing under
    1. base (thing placed under another)

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: υπόθεση f (ypóthesi)
  • Latin: hypothesis (see there for further descendants)
  • Russian: гипо́теза f (gipóteza)

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