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From τέλλω, "I accomplish".
- (Classical): IPA: [télos]
- (Koine): IPA: [tˈɛlo̞s]
- (Byzantine): IPA: [tˈelos]
- completion, accomplishment, fulfillment, perfection, consummation
- result, product
- end of life: death
- boundary, border, extremity
- supreme power
- the highest government office: magistrate
- that which is ordered to be done: task, duty
- money paid to the government: tax, toll
- a person's property, according to which he was classed
- thus, generally: rank, class
- unit of soldiers: legion, company
- initiation (especially into mystery religions)
- mystery religion
- any religious ceremony
τέλος (télos) n.
- finish (end)
- ‘When the last of the Metopes was taken from the Parthenon, and, in moving of it, great part of the superstructure with one of the triglyphs was thrown down by the workmen whom Lord Elgin employed, the Disdar, who beheld the michief done to the building, took his pipe from his mouth, dropped a tear, and, in a supplicating tone of voice, said to Lusieri, τέλος!—I was present.’ — Dr Clarke, in a letter to Lord Byron.
This Greek entry was created from the translations listed at finish. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see τέλος in the Greek Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008
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