ὕδωρ

See also: ύδωρ

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (genitive *wednós (of water)), from Proto-Indo-European root wed- (whence also ὕω (hýō, to water, to let rain, to rain)). Cognates include Latin unda, Sanskrit उदन् (udán), Hittite 𒉿𒀀𒋻 (wa-a-tar), Old Armenian գետ (get, river), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐍄𐍉 (watō), Old Church Slavonic вода (voda) and Old English wæter (English water).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ὕδωρ (hudōr) (genitive ὕδατος) n, third declension

  1. water
  2. rainwater, rain
  3. sweat
  4. time (from the waterclocks of Greek legal systems)

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Derived termsEdit

  • ὑδάτινος (watery)
  • ὑδατολογία (hydatology — science of water)
  • ὕδρα (hydra)
  • ὑδράργυρος (hudrarguros)
  • ὑδρατμός (water vapor)
  • ὑδραυλικός (hydraulic)
  • ὕδραυλος (hudraulos)
  • ὑδρογόνον (hydrogen)
  • ὑδρογραφία (hydrography)
  • ὑδρολογία (hydrology)
  • ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia)
  • ὑδροχόη (water pitcher)

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Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 14:05