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Ancient GreekEdit


From ἀ- (a-, un-) +‎ τέλος (télos, end) +‎ -ής (-ḗs, adjective suffix).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /a.te.lɛ̌ːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /a.tɛˈles/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /a.teˈlis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /a.teˈlis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /a.teˈlis/
  • AdjectiveEdit

    ἀτελής (atelḗsm, f (neuter ἀτελές); third declension

    1. without end
      1. not brought to an end or issue, unaccomplished
      2. incomplete, unfinished
      3. inchoate, imperfect
      4. neverending, endless
    2. (active) not bringing to an end, not accomplishing one's purpose
      1. not giving accomplishment to a thing
    3. free from tax or tribute, scot-free
      1. (of things) untaxed
      2. (of sums) without charge or deduction, net, clear
      3. not costly
    4. uninitiated