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PronunciationEdit

 

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵ- (white). Cognates include Old Irish argat (silver), Welsh arian (silver), Sanskrit अर्जुन (árjuna, white, clear) and रजत (rajatá, silver), Avestan 𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬀𐬙𐬀 (ərəzata, silver), Old Persian 𐎠𐎼𐎭𐎫 (ardata, silver), and possibly Old Armenian արծաթ (arcatʿ).

According to another theory, ultimately from Proto-Georgian-Zan *egr- (Cf. Mingrelian root არგ- (arg-, Mingrelian)).

AdjectiveEdit

ἀργός (argósm (feminine ἀργή, neuter ἀργόν); first/second declension

  1. white, bright
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Etymology 2Edit

Contracted form of ἀεργός (aergós), from ἀ- (a-) +‎ ἔργον (érgon), and hence has a long (ā).

AdjectiveEdit

ᾱ̓ργός (ārgósm (feminine ᾱ̓ργή, neuter ᾱ̓ργόν); first/second declension

  1. not working, idle
  2. lazy, slow
  3. fallow, fruitless
  4. unwrought, undone, unpolished
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