γέφυρα

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Compare Old Armenian կամուրջ (kamurǰ, bridge) and Hattic 𒄩𒄠𒈬𒊒𒊀 (ḫa-am-mu-ru-waₐ /ḫamuruwa, ḫammuruwa, ḫāmuruwaₐ/, beam). Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.

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NounEdit

γέφῡρᾰ (géphūraf (genitive γεφῡ́ρᾱς); first declension

  1. dam, dyke
  2. battlefield
  3. bridge

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek γέφυρα (géphura).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʝefira/
  • Hyphenation: γέ‧φυ‧ρα

NounEdit

γέφυρα (géfyraf (plural γέφυρες)

  1. bridge (construction that spans a divide)
    κρεμαστή γέφυραkremastí géfyrasuspension bridge
  2. (dentistry) bridge
  3. (nautical) bridge
  4. (anatomy) pons

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