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Ancient GreekEdit

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 [script needed](-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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