Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *kʷʰḗr, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer-. Cognates include Latin ferus and Old Church Slavonic звѣрь (zvěrĭ).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

θήρ (thḗrm or f (genitive θηρός); third declension

  1. a wild beast, beast of prey, especially a lion
  2. any animal
  3. a fantastic animal, such as the Sphinx

Usage notesEdit

  • Originally masculine gender but later feminine.

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