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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin uncertain. It may be related to either Indo-European meu- 'damp' (as in 'flowing' like the countless waves of the sea) or Greek μύρμηξ (murmex) 'ant' (like a countless swarm).[1]

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AdjectiveEdit

μῡρῐ́ος (mūríosm (feminine μῡρῐ́ᾱ, neuter μῡρῐ́ον); first/second declension

  1. numberless, countless, infinite
    1. (poetic) measureless, immense, infinite
    2. (of time) endless
    3. (adverbial, in neuter plural) much, immensely, incessantly
      1. (adverbial, singular dative) infinitely
  2. (as a definite numeral, in the plural) ten thousand, the greatest number expressed in Ancient Greek as a single word

Usage notesEdit

According to the Grammarians μυρίος (muríos) (paroxytonic) is the indefinite form, and μύριος (múrios) (proparoxytonic) is the definite form. However, this distinction is not observed in the manuscripts.

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