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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Apparently from ἀ-(a-, not) +‎ *σκῆθος(*skêthos, damage) +‎ -ής(-ḗs, adjective suffix). Attempts have been made to connect the latter with Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌸𐌾𐌰𐌽(skaþjan), but are unconvincing as Gothic 𐌸(þ) does not match with Ancient Greek θ(th) per Grimm’s law. However, the Gothic term is apparently connected to Proto-Indo-European *(s)kēt-(damage, harm), so the Greek term could ultimately be of PIE origin, albeit inherited through an intermediary source.

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AdjectiveEdit

ἀσκηθής ‎(askēthḗsm, f ‎(neuter ἀσκηθές); third declension

  1. unhurt, unscathed, sound, healthy, unblemished

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