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Telea (τέλεα) is a valid Greek plural (not contracted), and it looks better in English: the -a plural is not unusual for Greek (and Latin) borrowings, and the uncontracted -e- is similar to the related word teleology (not contracted * telulogy). An internet search reveals that this has already been used as a plural in English (a 2012 book, a 1986 Usenet ...


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According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the first known usage of telos was in 1904, which is fairly recent, relatively speaking. The word doesn't appear in any old dictionaries before that time. Most modern dictionaries list teloi as the plural form and sometimes teloses as an alternative. Wiktionary was the only one that I saw that also showed tele as ...


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