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Second declension Noun; Neuter Transliteration:

Principal Part: ἆθλον ἄθλου

Structure: ἀθλ (Stem) + ον (Ending)

Etym.: contr. from epic and ionic a)/eqlon


  1. prize of a contest
  2. contest
  3. place of combat, arena


Second declension

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • τοῦ μέντοι ἄθλου ἐκστῆναι τῷ μετ’ αὐτὸν κριθέντι Καλαμόδρυι τῷ Κυζικηνῷ ἀθλητῇ, καὶ Τιμοκρέων δ’ ὁ Ῥόδιοσ ποιητὴσ καὶ ἀθλητὴσ πένταθλοσ ἄδην ἔφαγε καὶ ἔπιεν, ὡσ τὸ ἐπὶ τοῦ τάφου αὐτοῦ ἐπίγραμμα δηλοῖ· (Athenaeus, The Deipnosophists, Book 10, book 10, chapter 92)
  • Ἀνάχαρσισ δ’ ὁ Σκύθησ παρὰ Περιάνδρῳ τεθέντοσ ἄθλου περὶ τοῦ πίνειν ᾔτησε τὸ νικητήριον πρῶτοσ μεθυσθεὶσ τῶν συμπαρόντων, ὡσ ὄντοσ τέλουσ τούτου καὶ τῆσ ἐν τῷ πότῳ νίκησ ὥσπερ καὶ τῆσ ἐν τῷ τρέχειν. (Athenaeus, The Deipnosophists, Book 10, book 10, chapter 50 2:2)
  • οὐδ’ ἔστιν ἄθλου τέρμα σοι προκείμενον; (Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, episode 3:13)
  • ἀλλὰ ταῦτα μὲν μεθῶμεν, ἄθλου δ’ ἔκλυσιν ζήτει τινά. (Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, episode 3:19)
  • τοιούτου προκειμένου ἄθλου πῶσ οὐ πάντα χρὴ ἄνδρα γίγνεσθαι πρόθυμον; (Dio, Chrysostom, Orationes, 7:1)


  1. prize of a contest

  2. contest


Source: Ancient Greek entries from Wiktionary

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