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αἰκία

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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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Ancient Greek

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Etymology

From ἀ- (a-), not) + εἰκός (eikos), reasonable, fair).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [a͜ɪkíaː]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ɛːcˈiaː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ecˈia]

Noun

αἰκία (genitive αἰκίας) f, first declension; (aikia)

  1. insult, outrage, affront
  2. assault, blow
  3. suffering, disgrace, mistreatment, torture

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