ἔρως

See also: έρως, Έρως, and Ἔρως

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From ἔραμαι (éramai), ἐράω (eráō, I love)

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἔρως (érōsm (genitive ἔρωτος); third declension

  1. love, desire (usually of a romantic/sexual nature) (often personified)
    • Sophocles, Antigone 781
      Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν
      Érōs aníkate mákhan
      O Love unconquered in battle
  2. the object of such love/desire
  3. passionate joy
  4. a funeral wreath at Nicaea

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: έρως (éros), έρωτας (érotas)

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