ὑπόθεσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ὑποτίθημι (hupotithēmi, I set before, suggest), from ὑπό (upo, below) + τίθημι (tithēmi, I put, place)

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ὑπόθεσις (hupothesis) (genitive ὑποθέσεως) f, third declension

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

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