See also: άξιος and Ἀξιός

Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

According to some scholars, ἄγω (ágō) +‎ -τιος (-tios), with the verb in the sense "draw down (in the scale)", hence "weigh, import". Beekes doubts this. Compare the meanings again of weighing in Latin exāmen of same root.

Pronunciation edit


Adjective edit

ᾰ̓́ξῐος (áxiosm (feminine ᾰ̓ξῐ́ᾱ, neuter ᾰ̓́ξῐον); first/second declension

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

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Coptic: ⲁⲝⲓⲟⲥ (aksios)
  • Greek: άξιος (áxios)

Interjection edit

ἄξιος (áxios)

  1. (Koine, Christianity) Acclamation confirming the election of a Christian bishop or patriarch, (literally) "Worthy!" [from c. 4th century]

Further reading edit