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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Ancient Greek ἤθη (ḗthē), the contracted nominative plural form of ἦθος (êthos).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ethe pl

  1. plural form of ethos
    • 1892: Bernhard Bosanquet, A History of Aesthetic, p72
      And it is a further proof of our view, that beginners in poetry attain completeness in expression and ethe [plural of ethos], before they are capable of composing the march of incidents; almost all the earliest poets are instances of this.
    • 1942: International Universities Press, Journal of Legal and Political Sociology, p85
      The relation between social groups and their ethe is rational; they vary in fixed ratios.
    • 2003: Patchen Markell, Bound by Recognition, p76
      …it makes sense to say that these speeches are representations of their ethe.

Etymology 2Edit

See eath.

AdjectiveEdit

ethe (comparative more ethe, superlative most ethe)

  1. (obsolete) easy
    • 1579, Edmund Spenser, "The Shepheardes Calender", The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 4, Charles C. Little and James Brown (1839), page 330:
      Hereto, the hilles bene nigher heaven, / And thence the passage ethe ; / As well can proove the piercing levin, / That seldome falles beneath.

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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *haiδ/ϑ , from Proto-Indo-European *h2eidh-o- 'burning fire'. Cognate to Ancient Greek αἶθος (aîthos, burning, fire)[1], Old English ád (funeral pile), Old Saxon ēd (firebrand).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ethe f

  1. fever

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.168

KambaEdit

NounEdit

ethe

  1. father