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χάρις

See also: Χάρις

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From χαίρω "I am happy"

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

χάρις (kháris) (genitive χάριτος) f, third declension

  1. beauty, elegance, charm, grace
  2. A favourable disposition towards someone: grace, favor, goodwill
  3. A voluntary act of goodwill
  4. gratitude, thanks
  5. influence (opposite force)
  6. gratification, delight

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

The irregular accusative singular χάριν is far more common, but χάριτα is used in later works. There is also an alternate dative plural: χαρίτεσσι.

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