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See also: Κηρός and κῆρος


Ancient GreekEdit



Etymology 1Edit

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


κηρός (kērósm (genitive κηροῦ); second declension

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

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
  • 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