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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

ἄγ-τιος, from the root of ἄγω ‎(ágō), in the sense "draw down (in the scale)", hence "weigh, import".

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AdjectiveEdit

ἄξιος ‎(áxiosm ‎(feminine ἁξία, neuter ἄξιον); first/second declension

  1. counterbalancing, weighing as much as, of like value
    • Il.23.885 νῦν δ᾽ οὐδ᾽ ἑνὸς ἄξιοί εἰμεν Ἕκτορος "we [all of us] are not worth as much as one Hector"
  2. worthy, fit

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ReferencesEdit

  • axiom in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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