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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Has been connected with Old Norse þefja (to stamp) and þōf (crowd) but this theory is not convincing. Probably from Pre-Greek.

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AdjectiveEdit

τᾰπεινός (tapeinósm (feminine τᾰπεινή, neuter τᾰπεινόν); first/second declension

  1. low
    1. (of place) low-lying
    2. (of persons) humbled, abased in power, pride; submissive; small, poor, weak
    3. (of the spirits) downcast, dejected
    4. (in moral sense);
      1. (bad) mean, base, abject
      2. (good) lowly, humble
    5. (of things) mean, low, poor

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