σοφός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. If related to Σίσυφος (Sísuphos) and σαφής (saphḗs, speaking clearly), then likely from a substrate[1]. Alternatively, cognate with Latin sapiō.

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

σοφός (sophósm (feminine σοφή, neuter σοφόν); first/second declension

  1. clever, skillful, cunning, able
  2. intelligent, wise, prudent

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DescendantsEdit

  • Coptic: ⲥⲟⲫⲟⲥ (sophos)
  • Greek: σοφός (sofós)
  • Latin: sophos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) , “σοφός”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1374-75

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek σοφός (sophós).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /soˈfos/
  • Hyphenation: σο‧φός

AdjectiveEdit

σοφός (sofósm (feminine σοφή, neuter σοφό)

  1. wise

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

σοφός (sofósm (plural σοφοί)

  1. a wise man, a sage

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