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Φωσφόρος

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From φῶς (phôs, light) +‎ -φόρος (-phóros, bringing), from φέρω (phérō, bring).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰɔːs.pʰó.ros/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pʰosˈpʰo.ros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɸosˈɸo.ros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /fosˈfo.ros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /fosˈfo.ros/
  • Proper nounEdit

    Φωσφόρος (Phōsphórosm (genitive Φωσφόρου); second declension

    1. the star that brings the light; a name for planet Venus.
      • 46 CE – 120 CE, Plutarch, De defectu oraculorum 430a
        πέντε δ’ αἱ τῶν πλανωμένων ἄστρων περίοδοι γεγόνασιν, Ἡλίου καὶ Φωσφόρου καὶ Στίλβωνος ὁμοδρομούντων
        pénte d’ hai tôn planōménōn ástrōn períodoi gegónasin, Hēlíou kaì Phōsphórou kaì Stílbōnos homodromoúntōn

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