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ἄγος

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

Uncertain. Most commonly explained as from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ego-, with cognates such as Sanskrit आगस् (ā́gas) and Old English acan (English ache) (i.e. Beekes, Pokorny). However, Chantraine prefers a relation to ἅγιος (hagios), holy).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [áɡos]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ˈaɡo̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈaɣos]

Noun

ἄγος (genitive ἄγεος or ἄγους); n, third declension; (agos)

  1. awe, reverence, dread
  2. curse, pollution, guilt
  3. abomination
  4. expiatory sacrifice

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