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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root of ψεύδω (pseúdō, to lie) +‎ -ής (-ḗs, adjective suffix).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pseu̯.dɛ̌ːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /psewˈdes/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /pseβˈðis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /psevˈðis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /psevˈðis/
  • AdjectiveEdit

    ψευδής (pseudḗsm, f (neuter ψευδές); third declension

    1. lying, false, untrue
    2. deceived, beguiled

    Usage notesEdit

    In many Classical Greek cities, being good at lying and deception was considered a virtue and a heroic quality; in the Odyssey for example.

    InflectionEdit

    AntonymsEdit

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek ψευδής (pseudḗs).

    AdjectiveEdit

    ψευδής (psevdísm (feminine ψευδής, neuter ψευδές)

    1. false; sham; insincere; wearing masks.

    DeclensionEdit