καιρός

See also: καῖρος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unclear.[1] Possibly related to κείρω (keírō). Might also be related to, or the source of, Albanian qëro (time) (an archaic term).

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PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

καιρός (kairósm (genitive καιροῦ); second declension (Epic, Attic, Ionic, Doric, Koine)

  1. measure; proportion; fitness
  2. (of time): period (of time); season; time
  3. (often in a positive sense) proper time, opportunity; prime, the right moment, the fatal spot
  4. (loosely): God's time
  5. (in the plural) the times
  6. advantage, profit

Usage notesEdit

Not found in Homer, though it is used by other early authors who wrote in Epic Greek: Hesiod and Theognis.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: καιρός (kairós)
  • ? Albanian: qëro
  • English: kairos
  • French: kairos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “καιρός”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 617

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Ancient Greek καιρός (kairós, the right moment). The modern sense, since mediaeval times.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ceˈɾos/
  • Hyphenation: και‧ρός

NounEdit

καιρός (kairósm (plural καιροί)

  1. weather
    καιρού επιτρέποντοςkairoú epitrépontosweather permitting (formal expression)
  2. time, events
    από καιρό σε καιρόapó kairó se kairófrom time to time

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ καιρόςΛεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.