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βασιλεύς

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Ancient Greek

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [basile͜ʊ́s]
  • (Koine): IPA: [basilˈɛʍs]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [βasilˈeɸs]

Noun

βασιλεύς (genitive βασιλέως) m, third declension; (basileus)

  1. chief, master
  2. king, lord, patron
  3. the first of any class of people/objects

Usage notes

During specific periods of Greek history βασιλεύς was used to describe certain foreign leaders, such as the Persian kings and Roman Caesars. In this usage, it often took on certain modifications, such as a lack of definite article or the use of the adjective μέγας.

Inflection

Descendants

References

Strong’s concordance number: G935



Greek

Noun

βασιλεύς m. (vasiléfs)   (plural  βασιλείς (vasileis))

  1. (Katharevousa)  (formal), alternative form of βασιλιάς (king)

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