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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From σῴζω (sṓizō, to save) +‎ -τήρ (-tḗr).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sɔː.tɛ̌ːr/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /soˈter/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /soˈtir/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /soˈtir/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /soˈtir/
  • NounEdit

    σωτήρ (sōtḗrm (genitive σωτῆρος); third declension

    1. saviour, deliverer, preserver (often as an epithet of protecting gods, especially Zeus)

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