1. arete

noun. a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains.


  • ridgeline


  • ἀρετή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word arete

1. Noun, singular or mass
Possessing arete is the way that one can reach a state of eudaimonia.

2. Adjective
For this older Plato, a person cannot even know what arete really is without knowing the form of the good itself, and so the greatest good comes from knowing the measure of one's own knowledge.