Synonyms for arete

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You will think that I am inventing, but I say that if kakia is right, then arete is also right.

But Arete pleaded hard with her husband for Medeia, for her heart was softened.

But for all that Arete besought him, until she won him round.

Arete was also learned in natural history and in other branches of science.

Arete, daughter of Aristippus, continued the latter's teachings after his death.

From what is said of Arete, what can you tell of the influence of the Greek women?

Her name is Arete, and she comes of the same family as her husband Alcinous.

But for all that, Arete besought him, until she won him round.

There she advised that he should seek the Queen, Arete, whom he would find at that hour busied with her weaving.

In the course of time Ulysses comes to a pause in his narrative and Queen Arete makes a little speech.

WORD ORIGIN

"sharp crest of a mountain," 1862, from Swiss French arête, from Latin arista "ear of grain, the top of an ear," which probably is of Etruscan origin. The figure is of something jagged.

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