θέσις

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From τίθημι (títhēmi, I put, place) +‎ -σις (-sis), although it could either have been formed in Greek or go back earlier. In the latter case, would be from a Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁tis, from *dʰeh₁- (root of τίθημι (títhēmi)). Cognates include Sanskrit अपिहिति (ápihiti), Avestan 𐬀𐬭𐬋𐬌𐬛𐬍𐬙𐬌(arōidīti), Latin conditiō, and Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌳𐌴𐌸𐍃 (gadēþs). More at deed.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

θέσῐς (thésisf (genitive θέσεως); third declension

  1. a setting, placement, arrangement
  2. deposit
  3. adoption (of a child)
  4. adoption (in the more general sense of accepting as one's own)
  5. (philosophy) position, conclusion, thesis
  6. (dancing) putting down the foot
  7. (metre) the last half of the foot
  8. (rhetoric) affirmation
  9. (grammar) stop

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DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: thesis (see there for further descendants)

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