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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Disputed. Commonly held to be formed from ἄκρος (ákros, sharp) and another element of uncertain provenance, e.g. εἴβω (eíbō, drop, let fall) according to Schwyzer, though rejected by Beekes & van Beek. Tichy takes the component parts to be ἄκρις (ákris, mountain top) in a dative-locative form in + βῆναι (bênai, go, walk).

AdjectiveEdit

ᾰ̓κρῑβής (akrībḗsm or f (neuter ᾰ̓κρῑβές); third declension

  1. accurate, precise
  2. scrupulous, methodical

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