κακός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is unknown, possibly connected with Proto-Indo-European root *kakka- (to defecate). Compare κακκάω (kakkáō). Also compare Phrygian κακον (kakon, harm) and Albanian keq (bad). Alternatively, of Pre-Greek origin, according to Beekes.

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AdjectiveEdit

κᾰκός (kakósm (feminine κᾰκή, neuter κᾰκόν); first/second declension

  1. As a measure of quality: bad, worthless, useless
  2. As a measure of appearance: ugly, hideous
  3. Of circumstances: injurious, wretched, unhappy
  4. As a measure of character: low, mean, vile, evil

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  • Greek: κακός (kakós)

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κᾰκός (kakós).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

κακός (kakósm (feminine κακή or κακιά, neuter κακό)

  1. bad, evil, ill, wicked
    κακοί άνθρωποιkakoí ánthropoiwicked people
    κακό μάτιkakó mátievil eye
    κακοί τρόποιkakoí trópoibad manners
    κακής ποιότηταςkakís poiótitasof poor quality, shoddy

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