κράτος

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • κάρτος (kartos) (Ionic, Epic)
  • κρέτος (kretos) (Aeolic)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kret-. Cognates include Sanskrit क्रतु (krátu), Avestan 𐬑𐬭𐬀𐬙𐬎 (xratu-), and Old English heard (hard). More at hard.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

κράτος (kratos) (genitive κράτεος or κράτους); n, third declension;

  1. might, strength
  2. act of strength, act of valour
  3. (in plural) acts of violence
  4. dominion, power
    • Jude, Epistle of Jude 1.25
      μόνῳ σοφῷ Θεῷ σωτῆρι ἡμῶν δόξα καὶ μεγαλωσύνη, κράτος καὶ ἐξουσία, καὶ νῦν καὶ εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας Ἀμήν
      To God, our saviour, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, power and authority, both now and in every age, amen.

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κράτος (kratos), from Proto-Indo-European *kret-.

NounEdit

κράτος (krátosn (plural κράτη)

  1. state, sovereign country etc

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Related termsEdit

Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 02:22