arete

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See also: areté, aretê, and arête

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀρετή(aretḗ).

Noun[edit]

arete ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Classical philosophy) Virtue, excellence.
    • 1962, Lionel Ignacius Cusack Pearson, Popular Ethics in Ancient Greece, page 78 (translating a line from an old text):
      All arete is included in justice, Cyrnus.
  2. (Classical philosophy) The proper state or condition for a human.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of arête, which is from French.

Noun[edit]

arete ‎(plural aretes)

  1. Alternative spelling of arête

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Latin[edit]

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ārēte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of āreō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aries, arietem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁r-i-(e)t-(certain domestic animal).

Noun[edit]

arete m ‎(plural areți)

  1. ram (male sheep)

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

arete m ‎(plural aretes)

  1. (Latin America) earring