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ἴδιος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *swoyos, suffixed form of root *s(w)e-, pronoun of the third person and reflexive (referring back to the subject of a sentence), also used in forms denoting the speaker's social group, "(we our-)selves". See also Russian свой (svoj), Old Irish fein (self, himself), German sein, Old Norse sik (oneself), Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌴𐍃 (swēs, one's own), Old Church Slavonic свойи (svoйi, his, her, its) and свойаку (svoйaku, kinsman, relative), Latin suescere (to accustom, get accustomed), suus and sodalis (companion), Sanskrit स्व (sva, one's own).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ídios/
  • (Koine) IPA(key): /ˈiðios/

AdjectiveEdit

ἴδιος (ídiosm, ἰδία f, ἴδιον n; first/second declension

  1. pertaining to self, that is, one's own
  2. private (as opposed to public)
  3. related to
  4. separate, distinct
  5. peculiar, specific, appropriate

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