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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

οὐρανός (ouranós) +‎ -θεν (-then)

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AdverbEdit

οὐρανόθεν (ouranóthen)

  1. from heaven
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 5.291–294:
      ὣς εἰπὼν σύναγεν νεφέλας, ἐτάραξε δὲ πόντον
      χερσὶ τρίαιναν ἑλών: πάσας δ᾽ ὀρόθυνεν ἀέλλας
      παντοίων ἀνέμων, σὺν δὲ νεφέεσσι κάλυψε
      γαῖαν ὁμοῦ καὶ πόντον: ὀρώρει δ᾽ οὐρανόθεν νύξ.
      hṑs eipṑn súnagen nephélas, etáraxe dè pónton
      khersì tríainan helṓn: pásas d᾽ oróthunen aéllas
      pantoíōn anémōn, sùn dè nephéessi kálupse
      gaîan homoû kaì pónton: orṓrei d᾽ ouranóthen núx.
      So saying he gathered clouds, and shook the seas
      grabbing the trident in his hands; and all the tempests he arose
      and all the winds of every kind, with clouds he covered
      land and sea; the night had fallen from the skies.

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