μορφή

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Possibly of Pre-Greek origin.

  • Many attempts have been made to connect it with Latin forma (see there for theory of its origin), but the proposed relationship is problematic.
  • An alternative relationship has been proposed with Baltic terms like Latgalian mārga (daughter, lass) and Lithuanian merga (girl), with a semantic shift "shape" > "lovely shape" > "girl".[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

μορφή (morphḗf (genitive μορφῆς); first declension

  1. shape, form
  2. appearance
  3. outline
  4. kind, type

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: μορφή f (morfí)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wojciech Smoczyński (2021), “mergà”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka litewskiego

Further readingEdit


GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ).

NounEdit

μορφή (morfíf (plural μορφές)

  1. form, shape

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit