- excellence of character; virtue
- superior ability or skill; prowess
Origin of areteClassical Greek aret?
Origin of arêteFr, literally , fish skeleton, awn of wheat, ridge from Old French areste from Vulgar Latin an unverified form aresta from Classical Latin arista, awn of grain
Origin of areteFrench from Old French areste fishbone, spine from Late Latin arista awn, fishbone from Latin awn
Cirque of the Unclimbables, near Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada
From Ancient Greek ἀρετή (aretē).
- Alternative spelling of arête.
Variant of arête, which is from French.
- (geology) A very thin ridge of rock.