See also: ημέρα

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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Lengthened form of ἦμαρ ‎(êmar, day), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₃mr̥ ‎(heat), from *h₂eh₃- ‎(be hot, burn). Initial aspiration (h) in Attic probably comes by analogy with ἑσπέρᾱ ‎(hespérā). Cognate with Old Armenian աւր ‎(awr, day).

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NounEdit

ἡμέρᾱ ‎(hēmérāf ‎(genitive ἡμέρᾱς); first declension

  1. day
  2. (with adjectives) a time of life of a particular type or length
  3. (poetic) time
  4. (adverbial)
    1. (genitive) within a certain number of days; by day; sometime during a particular day
    2. (dative) on a particular day
    3. (accusative) for a day or days; after a day or a certain number of days; in the daytime

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ReferencesEdit

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
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