ἡσυχία

See also: ησυχία

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ἥσῠχος (hḗsukhos, quiet) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἡσῠχῐ́ᾱ (hēsukhíāf (genitive ἡσῠχῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. peace
    • Homer, Odyssey 18.22:
      ἡσυχίη δ’ ἂν ἐμοὶ καὶ μᾶλλον ἔτ’ εἴη αὔριον
      hēsukhíē d’ àn emoì kaì mâllon ét’ eíē aúrion
      I shall have more peace tomorrow if I do
    • Pindar, Olympian Ode 4.16:
      καὶ πρὸς ἁσυχίαν φιλόπολιν καθαρᾷ γνώμᾳ τετραμμένον
      kaì pròs hasukhían philópolin katharâi gnṓmāi tetramménon
      and whose pure thoughts are turned towards city-loving peace
  2. silence, stillness, rest, quiet
    • Euripides, Alcestis 77:
      τί ποθ’ ἡσυχία πρόσθεν μελάθρων;
      tí poth’ hēsukhía prósthen meláthrōn?
      What means this stillness before the palace?

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: ησυχία (isychía)

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