ἐπιστήμη

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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From ἐπίσταμαι ‎(epístamai), from ἐπί ‎(epí) +‎ ἵστημι ‎(hístēmi)

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NounEdit

ἐπιστήμη ‎(epistḗmēf ‎(genitive ἐπιστήμης); first declension episteme episthmh may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ἐπιστήμη.

  1. science
  2. knowledge

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ReferencesEdit

  • Catriona Hanley (2001) Being and God in Aristotle and Heidegger: The Role of Method in Thinking the Infinite, page 4: “"Ἐπιστήμη" comes from the composition of "επ-ἰσταμαι", formed from "επἰ", which means "upon"; plus the middle passive "ἵσταμαι", which means "to be set", or "to stand". "Ἐπιστήμη" then is the sort of knowledge that we can build upon, that which we set or stand other knowledge upon.”
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