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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hellenistic Koine. From καλο- (kalo-, good-) +‎ ἦθος (êthos, character)

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κᾰλοήθης (kaloḗthēsm, f (neuter καλόηθες); third declension (Koine)

  1. good-natured, virtuous
  2. (substantive, in neuter) virtue
    • 161 CE – 180 CE, Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 1
      Παρὰ τοῦ πάππου Οὐήρου τὸ καλόηθες καὶ ἀόργητον.
      Parà toû páppou Ouḗrou tò kalóēthes kaì aórgēton.
      From [my] grandfather Verus, [I inherited] good-natured character and absence of anger.

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EtymologyEdit

From Koine Greek καλοήθης (kaloḗthēs, good-natured). In the medical sense, borrowed from French bénin analogically to its antonym κᾰκοήθης (kakoḗthēs)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaloˈiθis/
  • Hyphenation: κα‧λο‧ή‧θης

AdjectiveEdit

καλοήθης (kaloḯthism (feminine καλοήθης, neuter καλόηθες)

  1. (medicine) benign
    Μη φοβάστε! Είναι καλοήθης όγκος.
    Mi fováste! Eínai kaloḯthis ógkos.
    Do not fear! It is a benign tumour.
  2. (rare, learned) good-natured, virtuous

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