ταχύς

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰn̥gʰ-ú-s, zero-grade u-stem of *dʰengʰ- (to go quickly), based on the comparison with Lithuanian déngti (to run, hurry), though Fraenkel has disputed the connection.

Not related to Sanskrit तकु (taku), तक्व (takva, quick, fast), as Ancient Greek χ (kh) does not match Sanskrit क् (k), and the comparative θάσσων (thássōn) proves that the Greek τ (t) in ταχύς (takhús) is originally θ (th), from the aspirated PIE *dʰ (see Grassmann's law).

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AdjectiveEdit

τᾰχῠ́ς (takhúsm (feminine τᾰχεῖᾰ, neuter τᾰχῠ́); first/third declension

  1. swift, quick, fast, rapid
  2. In a short time: soon

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  • English: tachy- (learned)

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ταχύς (takhús).

AdjectiveEdit

ταχύς (tachýsm (feminine ταχεία, neuter ταχύ)

  1. fast, rapid
    Synonym: αλματώδης (almatódis)
  2. sudden

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