sophrosyne

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σωφροσύνη(sōphrosúnē, soundness of mind, prudence, temperance) from σώφρων(sṓphrōn, sane, moderate, prudent) (from σῶς(sôs, safe, sound, whole) + φρήν(phrḗn, mind)) ( ) +‎ -σύνη(-súnē) Added to adjectives to form abstract feminine nouns.}

Noun[edit]

sophrosyne ‎(uncountable)

  1. The Ancient Greek concept of an ideal of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence, and self-control.