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πεῖσις

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If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
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Ancient Greek

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [péː̀sis]
  • (Koine): IPA: [pˈiːsis]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [pˈisis]

Etymology 1

From πείθω (peithō), I persuade).

Noun

πεῖσις (genitive πείσεως) f, third declension; (peisis)

  1. persuasion

Etymology 2

From πάσχω (paskhō), πείσομαι (peisomai), I feel, suffer)

Noun

πεῖσις (genitive πείσεως) f, third declension; (peisis)

  1. affection, susceptibility

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