κομψός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

The old connection with Lithuanian švánkus (decent, reasonable), as if from *kuonkʷ-so-, is meaningless, since there is no suffix -so. This objection also excludes connection with κομέω (koméō, to take care) and κομμόομαι (kommóomai, to adorn). The word can hardly be Indo-European, so Pre-Greek origin is probable.

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

κομψός (kompsósm (feminine κομψή, neuter κομψόν); first/second declension

  1. nice, refined, elegant, gentlemanly
  2. smart, clever, ingenious, subtle
  3. (in general) nice, good, pleasant

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: κομψός (kompsós)

Further readingEdit


GreekEdit

AdjectiveEdit

κομψός (kompsósm (feminine κομψή, neuter κομψό)

  1. chic, smart, elegant, stylish

DeclensionEdit