πυρός

Ancient GreekEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥ (fire), like πῦρ (pûr, fire); it meant “spelt” due to the grains having to be dried on fire, then the word was transferred onto the later popular wheat, while other languages used new formations to denote wheat, Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, Proto-Slavic *pьšenica etc.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

πῡρός (pūrósn (genitive πῡροῦ); second declension

  1. wheat
  2. a grain of wheat
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • ? Arabic: بُرّ(burr, wheat)
  • Old Georgian: პური (ṗuri)
  • Sicilian: puru puru ("repeated interjection to recall the hens, now disconnected from the meaning of "wheat")

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

πῠρός (purós)

  1. genitive singular of πῦρ (pûr)

Further readingEdit


GreekEdit

NounEdit

πυρός (pyrósn

  1. genitive singular of πυρ (pyr)