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ἄνθρωπος

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Scholars used to consider it to be a compound from ἀνήρ (anḗr, man) and ὤψ (ṓps, face, appearance, look) "he who looks like a man". Beekes argues that since no convincing Indo-European etymology has been found, the word is probably of Pre-Greek origin; he connects the word with the word δρώψ (drṓps, man). Romain Garnier proposed another etymology in his 2007 article « Nouvelles réflexions étymologiques autour du grec ἄνθρωπος », deriving it from Proto-Indo-European *n̥dʰreh₃kʷó- (that which is below), hence "earthly, human".

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos) (genitive ἀνθρώπου) m, second declension

  1. man
  2. human being

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NounEdit

ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos) (genitive ἀνθρώπου) f, second declension

  1. (derogatory) woman
  2. (derogatory) female slave

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