ἀλήθεια

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ἀλάθεια (Doric)
  • ἀλαθεία
  • ἀληθεία (Homeric)
  • ἀληθείη (Ionic)

EtymologyEdit

From ἀληθής (alēthēs, true), from α- (a-, not) and λήθω (lēthō, I escape notice, I am hidden) — whence English lethargy (sluggishness) — ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂- (to hide).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ἀλήθεια (alētheia) (genitive ἀληθείας) f, first declension

  1. not a lie
  2. truth
  3. (Septuagint, plural form?) the Thummim

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