μητέρα

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μητέρα (mētéra)

  1. accusative singular of μήτηρ (mḗtēr)

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μήτηρ (mḗtēr, mother), from Proto-Hellenic *mā́tēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

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NounEdit

μητέρα (mitéraf (plural μητέρες, masculine πατέρας)

  1. mother
    η μητέρα του μαθητήi mitéra tou mathitíthe student's mother
  2. (figuratively) mother (the first example of something)
    η μητέρα των κοινοβουλίωνi mitéra ton koinovoulíonthe mother of parliaments
  3. (figuratively, colloquial) mother (something that is the greatest of its kind)
    Ήταν μητέρα των μαχών.
    Ítan mitéra ton machón.
    It was the mother of battles.

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see: Appendix:Greek vocabulary/Family

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