δίωξις

Validation

Yes

Word-form

δόξα

Transliteration (Word)

doxa

English translation (word)

expectation, opinion, glory…

Transliteration (Etymon)

diōxis

English translation (etymon)

chase, pursuit

Author

Plato

Century

4 BC

Source

Id.

Ref.

Cratylus 420b7

Ed.

Burnet, Platonis Opera, Oxford UP, 1903

Other translation(s)

Η δόξα έχει ονομαστεί έτσι σύμφωνα με την "επιδίωξη"…

Comment

The first etymology by diōxis "pursuit" relies on the vague phonetic similarity. The second one, which is given as preferable, plays on the mutation of the initial voiceless consonant [t] of toxon "bow" becoming a voiced [d] in doxa.

Modern etymology

Chantraine (1968, 290-1): Δόξα derives from δοκέω, meaning 'expect, think'

Persistence in modern Greek

In MG "δόξα" is used mainly with the meanings: a) 'fame, glory and admiration that someone enjoys' and b) 'popularity' (Triandafyllidis Dictionary of MG).