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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From πιθ-(pith-), the root of πείθω(peíthō), +‎ -σις(-sis), which remained -τις(-tis) after a dental.

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πίστις ‎(pístisf ‎(genitive πίστεως); third declension

  1. trust in others, faith
  2. belief in a higher power, faith
  3. the state of being persuaded of something: belief, confidence, assurance
  4. trust in a commercial sense: credit
  5. faithfulness, honesty, trustworthiness, fidelity
  6. that which gives assurance: treaty, oath, guarantee
  7. means of persuasion: argument, proof
  8. that which is entrusted

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