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Wiktionary

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Ancient Greek

Alternative spellings

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *kret-. Cognates include Sanskrit क्रतु (krátu), Avestan 𐬑𐬭𐬀𐬙𐬎 (xratu-), and Old English cræft.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [krátos]
  • (Koine): IPA: [krˈato̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [krˈatos]

Noun

κράτος (genitive κράτεος or κράτους); n, third declension; (kratos)

  1. might, strength
  2. act of strength, act of valour
  3. (in plural) acts of violence
  4. dominion, power

Inflection

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Greek

Noun

κράτος n. (krátos)   (plural  κράτη (kráti))

  1. state (any sovereign polity)







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