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Ancient GreekEdit



Etymology 1Edit

A foreign loan from a substrate language, cognate with Latin cēra and Albanian qiri.[1]


κηρός (kērósm (genitive κηροῦ); second declension

  1. beeswax, honeycomb
  2. (in the plural) wax tapers
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.


κηρός (kērós)

  1. genitive singular of κήρ (kḗr)

Further readingEdit

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • κηρός in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κηρός in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • κηρός in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • κηρός in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • κηρός in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • κηρός in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • wax idem, page 968.


  1. ^ Mallory, Douglas, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture