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ἄνθρωπος

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Ancient Greek

Alternative spellings

Etymology

Scholars used to consider it to be a compound from ἀνήρ (man) + ὤψ (face, appearance, look) = "he who looks like a man". However, Beekes does not accept this etymology.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [ántʰrɔːpos]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ˈantʰro̞ːpo̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈãθropos]

Noun

ἄνθρωπος (genitive ἀνθρώπου) m, second declension; (anthrōpos)

  1. man
  2. sometimes woman, ἡ ἄνθρωπος
  3. human being

Inflection

Derived terms

Descendants

References

  • LSJ
  • Bauer lexicon
  • Strong’s concordance number: G444
  • Encyclopedia Papyrus-Larousse
  • J.B.Hofmann, Ετυμολογικόν Λεξικόν της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής (Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Griechischen)
  • Plato Crat. 399 C

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