Open main menu

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From φθείρω (phtheírō, ruin, destroy, destruct) +‎ ().

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

φθορᾱ́ (phthorā́f (genitive φθορᾶς); first declension

  1. destruction, ruin
    1. (of persons) death (especially by some divine act, as pestilence)
    2. (of animals) loss by death
      • PStrassb. 24.26
  2. (philosophy) passing out of existence, ceasing to be
  3. deterioration
    1. loss by deterioration, damage
  4. seduction
    1. rape
  5. abortion, miscarriage
  6. gradation of colors in painting
  7. wasting away
  8. the tossings of a storm, shipwrecks

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit