See also: πυρ

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥. Cognates include Old English fȳr (English fire), Old Armenian հուր(hur), Hittite 𒉺𒀪𒄯(paḫḫur), Tocharian A por, and Tocharian B puwar.

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NounEdit

πῦρ ‎(pûrn ‎(genitive πυρός); third declension

  1. a fire
    1. a funerary fire
    2. a sacrificial fire
  2. lightning
  3. a fever

Usage notesEdit

Not used in plural, but there is a related second-declension plural noun πῠρᾰ́(purá, watchfires); distinguish this from the first-declension noun πῠρᾱ́(purā́, funeral pyre).

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