μήτηρ

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *mā́tēr (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀔𐀳𐀩 (ma-te-re), Doric μᾱ́τηρ (mā́tēr)), from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Cognates include Phrygian ματαρ (matar), Old Armenian մայր (mayr), Latin māter, Old Persian 𐎶𐎠𐎫𐎠 (m-a-t-a /mātā/), Avestan 𐬨𐬁𐬙𐬀𐬭(mātar), Sanskrit मातृ (mā́tṛ), Old Church Slavonic мати (mati), and Old English mōdor (English mother).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

μήτηρ (mḗtērf (genitive μητέρος or μητρός); third declension

  1. mother
  2. source or origin

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: μητέρα (mitéra)

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