οὐρανός

See also: Οὐρανός

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Probably from an older *ϝορσανός (worsanós), which may be related to οὑρέω (houreō, to urinate), from *h₁u̯orsei̯e-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁u̯ers- (“rain”) (compare Sanskrit वर्षति (varṣati, it rains).

A folk etymology advanced by Aristotle interpreted it as ὅρος (oros, limit) and ἄνω (anō, up).

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NounEdit

οὐρανός (ouranos) (genitive οὐρανοῦ) m, second declension

  1. the vaulted sky, on which the stars were attached and the sun traveled: sky, heaven
  2. the region above this vault, the home of the gods
  3. (philosophy) the universe
  4. anything shaped like the sky: vaulted ceiling, tent

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