Other Word Forms of Paragon
Origin of Paragon
Obsolete French from Old French from Old Italian paragone from paragonare to test on a touchstone perhaps from Greek parakonān to sharpen para- alongside para–1 akonē whetstone ak- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Norman paragone, peragone, Middle French paragon, from Italian paragone (“comparison"), from paragonare, from Ancient Greek παρακονάω (parakonaō, “I sharpen, whet"), from παρά (para) + ἀκόνη (akonÄ“, “whetstone").
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