Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

From τέλος (télos, end) +‎ -ιος (-ios, adjective suffix). Related to, and largely synonymous with, τελήεις (telḗeis).

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τέλειος (téleiosm (feminine τελείᾱ, neuter τέλειον); first/second declension

τέλειος (téleiosm or f (neuter τέλειον); second declension

  1. having reached its end, finished
    1. (of victims) complete, perfect, entire, without blemish
    2. (of animals and humans) full-grown, adult
    3. (of persons) absolute, complete, accomplished, perfect
      1. (of things)
    4. (of statues) life-sized
      • ICret II 3, 4 C, ll. 7-8
    5. (of prayers, vows, etc.) fulfilled, accomplished
    6. (of numbers) full, complete
      1. (in arithmetic) those numbers which are equal to the sum of their divisors
    7. the third bowl offered to Zeus
  2. (of the gods) perfect, omnipotent, infinite
  3. last
  4. (neuter substantive) a royal banquet
  5. (feminine substantive) a full stop, period
  6. (adverb) at last
    1. completely, absolutely
    2. (the neuter is also used as an adverb)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈ
  • Hyphenation: τέ‧λει‧ος

Adjective edit

τέλειος (téleiosm (feminine τέλεια, neuter τέλειο)

  1. perfect, ideal, complete

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