ὀρφανός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos. Cognate with Latin orbus (orphaned), Sanskrit अर्भ (árbha, small), Old Armenian որբ (orb, orphan).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ὀρφανός (orphanosm, ὀρφανή f, ὀρφανόν n; first/second declension

  1. left orphan, without parents
  2. childless
  3. destitute, bereft
    • Κατά Ἰωάννην 14:18
      Οὐκ ἀφήσω ὑμᾶς ὀρφανούς· ἔρχομαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς.
      "I will not leave you destitute; I will come for you."

InflectionEdit

In some writings, the adjective is declined -ός, -όν.

Related termsEdit

  • ὀρφανία
  • ὀρφανίζω
  • ὀρφανιστής

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 15 March 2014, at 15:30