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Ancient GreekEdit


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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ó.knos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈo.knos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈo.knos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈo.knos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈo.knos/
  • NounEdit

    ὄκνος (óknosm (genitive ὄκνου); second declension

    1. shrinking, hesitation
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 5.817
        οὔτέ τί με δέος ἴσχει ἀκήριον οὔτέ τις ὄκνος
        oúté tí me déos ískhei akḗrion oúté tis óknos
        neither spiritless fear nor some hesitation holds me back
      • 460 BCE – 395 BCE, Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War 7.49
        ἀντιλέγοντος δὲ τοῦ Νικίου ὄκνος τις καὶ μέλλησις ἐνεγένετο
        antilégontos dè toû Nikíou óknos tis kaì méllēsis enegéneto
        Nicias still objecting, a certain hesitation and indecisiveness arose in [them]


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