μάρμαρος

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain, possibly Pre-Greek. Perhaps from μαρμαίρω (marmaírō, I sparkle). Roberts suggests Proto-Indo-European *mer-, *mor-, *mr- (to rub away, cause harm, to die), in the sense of marble's fragility.[1]

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NounEdit

μάρμᾰρος (mármarosm (genitive μαρμᾰ́ρου); second declension

  1. crystalline rock
  2. marble
    1. anything made of marble, tombstone
    2. marble chips

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) , “marmaros”, in A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN, page 844

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