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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Hellenic *státis, from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tis (whence also Latin statiō, Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌸𐍃 (staþs, place), and Old English stede (English stead)), from *steh₂- (to stand). Equivalent to ἵστημι (hístēmi, to stand) +‎ -σῐς (-sis, verbal noun suffix).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /stá.sis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈsta.sis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈsta.sis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈsta.sis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈsta.sis/
  • NounEdit

    στᾰ́σῐς (stásisf (genitive στᾰ́σεως or στᾰ́σῐος); third declension (Epic, Attic, Ionic, Doric, Koine)

    1. a standing, placing, setting
      1. standing stone, pillar
      2. erection (of a building), building
      3. weighing
      4. (figuratively) standing, stature
      5. position, posture, station
        1. stable, stall
        2. compass positio
        3. posture of a boxer
          1. (figuratively) position of a litigant
        4. position or opinion of a philosopher
      6. state, condition
    2. party, company, band
    3. party formed for sedition, faction
      1. sedition, discord
      2. division, dissent
    4. statute, decree


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