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Postby JauneFlammee » Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:07 pm

Is there a greek equivalant to the english word meaning clemency? In english there is kind of a subtle difference between mercy and clemency and I'm just wondering if greek has different words to express the same difference.

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Postby Miltiades » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:14 pm

The word "mercy" is equal to the greek "οίκτος" (iktos),
while the word "clemency" is equal to the greek "επιείκεια" (epii/kia), and it has a less strong meaning.
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