sophrosyne

noun
so·​phros·​y·​ne | \ səˈfräsᵊn(ˌ)ē \
plural -s

Definition of sophrosyne

b : prudence contrasted with hubris

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History and Etymology for sophrosyne

Greek sōphrosynē, from sōphrōn being of sound mind, prudent, reasonable (from saos, sōs whole, safe, sound + -phrōn; akin to Greek phrēn mind) + -sȳnē, suffix used to form abstract nouns

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“Sophrosyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sophrosyne. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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