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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *ayeri-tsto-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyeri-d-to-. First part in ἦρι ‎(êri, early), second is zero-grade of ἔδω ‎(édō, to eat), thus "early meal".

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ἄριστον ‎(áristonn ‎(genitive ἀρίστου); second declension

  1. morning meal, breakfast (early usage, i.e. Homeric)
  2. lunch (later usage, replaced with ἀκράτισμα as word for breakfast)

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

ἄριστον ‎(áristonn

  1. inflection of ἄριστος ‎(áristos):
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