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Headword: *)agaqo/s
Adler number: alpha,120
Translated headword: good
Vetting Status: high
From a)/ghmi, a)/gamai, [come] a)gasto/s [and] a)gaqo/s.
Greek Original:
*)agaqo/s: para\ to\ a)/ghmi, a)/gamai, a)gasto\s kai\ a)gaqo/s.
For the headword see also alpha 121 (likewise masculine), alpha 118, alpha 119 (neuter).
The present entry seems to assert an etymological connection between a)gaqo/s ('good') and these other words. The others are apparently interrelated: a)/ghmi seems to be an active version of the attested a)/gamai ('wonder at, admire'), and a)gasto/s means 'admired'. All are connected with the prefix a)ga-. The derivation of a)gaqo/s from the same prefix is not accepted nowadays, but scholars do not agree on any other derivation either.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2 (Paris 2009) 5-6.
Keyword: dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: William Hutton on 31 March 2001@23:45:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 6 May 2002@15:20:16.
David Whitehead (added x-refs; modified keywords; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 14 April 2004@05:02:12.
Jennifer Benedict (betacoding and beta-typo) on 26 March 2008@00:39:28.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 4 July 2011@19:27:09.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 24 August 2011@15:14:48.
David Whitehead on 25 August 2011@03:20:49.


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