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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). The un-aspirated first consonant is due to Grassmann's law.

Cognates include Latin foveō, Albanian djeg, Old Church Slavonic жещи (žešti), Lithuanian degti, Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬲𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌 (dažaiti), and Sanskrit दहति (dahati).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /té.pʰraː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈtɛ.pʰra/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈte.ɸra/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈte.fra/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈte.fra/
  • NounEdit

    τέφρᾱ (téphrāf (genitive τέφρᾱς); first declension

    1. ashes, as of the funeral pyre.

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    Inherited from Ancient Greek τέφρα (téphra).

    NounEdit

    τέφρα (téfraf (plural τέφρες)

    1. ash, cinder, cinders

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