Aryan and Aristos/Arete

David Fiordalis dv.fiordalis at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 27 18:13:50 UTC 2012

Dear colleagues,

Thanks to Victor D'Avella for providing me with the references I needed to
survey opinion on the matter.

Best wishes,

Dave Fiordalis
Linfield College

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM, David Fiordalis <dv.fiordalis at>wrote:

> Dear Indologists,
> I have a quick question the answer to which I don't have time to track
> down myself, but I imagine someone on this list knows far better than I do.
> Are the Greek terms for virtue, excellence (arete and aristos) connected
> etymologically with Aryan?
> Thanks so much to anyone who can shed some light on this for me.
> Dave Fiordalis
> Linfield College

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