ἐπιστήμη

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From ἐπίσταμαι (epistamai), from ἐπί (epi) +‎ ἵστημι (histēmi)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ἐπιστήμη (epistēmē) (genitive ἐπιστήμης) f, first declension

  1. science
  2. knowledge

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ἐπιστήμη in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  • 2001, Catriona Hanley, Being and God in Aristotle and Heidegger: The Role of Method in Thinking the Infinite, page 4:
    "Ἐπιστήμη" comes from the composition of "επ-ἰσταμαι", formed from "επἰ", which means "upon"; plus the middle passive "ἵσταμαι", which means "to be set", or "to stand". "Ἐπιστήμη" then is the sort of knowledge that we can build upon, that which we set or stand other knowledge upon.
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